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Open Airways for Schools (OAS)

A program of the American Lung Association, implemented in Office of School Health, Department of Health Anne Arundel County, Maryland.

Program Modifications: Replicated Program

OAS is implemented in Anne Arundel County in accordance with the guidelines provided by ALA, with one exception. Unlike the intervention research, nurses implementing the intervention stated that they occasionally teach sessions with mixed grades when there are very few students in the school signed up for sessions. Nurses report that mixing grades does not negatively affect students’ ability to comprehend the information, perhaps because the smaller class size enables the nurses to offer more one-on-one attention to the students.

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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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