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Asthma Guidelines & Strategies

Asthma-friendly schools provide
  • Appropriate school health services for students with asthma, ensuring that students take their medicines and learn to use them when appropriate
  • Asthma education for students with asthma and awareness programs for students, school staff, parents, and families
  • A safe and healthy school environment to reduce asthma triggers
  • Safe and enjoyable physical education and activities for students with asthma

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Cover for Strategies for Addressing Asthma Within a Coordinated School Helath Program Strategies for Addressing Asthma Within a Coordinated School Health Program
Concrete suggestions for schools working to improve the health and school attendance of students with asthma
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Cover for Initiating Change: Creating an Asthma-Friendly School Initiating Change: Creating an Asthma-Friendly School

Toolkit to help advocates at district and school levels persuade their schools and communities of the importance of asthma-friendly schools
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Managing Asthma in Schools—What Have We Learned?
Special issue of the American School Health Association’s Journal of School Health featuring research articles, reports, and case studies about covering asthma education programs, health services, and policy changes

Managing Asthma: A Guide for Schools
Assists schools that are planning or maintaining an asthma management program

Asthma Management Interventions
In-depth information regarding asthma interventions and key resources for program implementation

Rapid Evaluation Results

Rapid evaluations are brief assessments of the process and impact of innovative programs and policies that seek to improve the health and well-being of youth. They involve non-experimental or quasi-experimental methods, typically last 12–24 months, and are conducted through technical assistance to agencies or organizations implementing these initiatives.


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