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Asthma Care Training (ACT) for Kids

A program of the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America, implemented in Providence 'Alaska' Medical Center, Anchorage, Alaska.

Asthma Care Training for Kids: Ordering

AAFA is a private not-for-profit organization dedicated to helping people with asthma and allergic diseases through education, support for research, and an array of services offered by a national network of chapters and affiliated support groups. The ACT for Kids program is available only in English. To obtain materials and training in the use of the program, contact AAFA. In 2001, the initial cost of the program was $295. This price covers three instructor manuals, two instructor kits, materials to teach 10 families, and training on how to use the kit. Training for all new instructors is required. An additional cost of $95 is charged for each addition parent/child kit containing materials for 10 families.

Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA)
1233 20th Street, NW, Suite 402
Washington, DC 20036
Phone: 1(800) 7-ASTHMA (727-8462)
Fax: (202) 466-8940

For the Providence program:
Providence Alaska Medical Center
Dr. Jeff Demain, MD, FAAP, FACAAI
Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology
3300 Providence Drive, Suite 6
Anchorage, AK 99508
Phone: (907) 562-6228
Fax: (907) 562-6868

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Data & Surveillance

Percents by Age, Sex, and Race, United States, 2012. Age: Child = 9.3%, Adult =  8.0%, Sex: Male = 7.0%, Female =  9.5%, Race/Ethnicity: White =  8.1%, Black =  11.9%, Hispanic =  7%. Source: National Health Interview Survey, National Center for Health Statistics, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.


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