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Asthma Publications & Resources

Basic Information

Basic Facts about Asthma (English)
Datos Básicos sobre el Asma (Spanish)
What asthma is, effects, diagnosis and treatment, definition and causes of an asthma attack, and important asthma triggers

Asthma FastStats
Morbidity, healthcare use, mortality, and other summary data

Help Your Child Gain Control Over Asthma [PDF - 1 MB]
Guide for parents of children with asthma

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Asthma Management in Schools

Strategies for Addressing Asthma Within a Coordinated School Health Program [Order]
Guidance for schools working to improve the health and school attendance of children with asthma

Initiating Change: Creating an Asthma-Friendly School [Order]
Toolkit for advocates at the district and school levels on the importance of asthma-friendly schools

Creating an Asthma-Friendly School [Order]
Video podcast

Asthma Materials for Schools
National Asthma Education and Prevention Program, National Institutes of Health

Asthma-Friendly Schools Toolkit
American Lung Association

American Association of School Administrators Resources

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Clinical Resources

Asthma: A Presentation of Asthma Management and Prevention (PPT)
Presentation on epidemiology, risk factors, prevention, clinical management, managing asthma, and public health response

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Environment and Air Quality

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Resources

 

Asthma and the Environment: A Strategy to Protect Children [PDF - 1 MB]
President’s Task Force on Environmental Health Risks and Safety Risks to Children

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Interventions for Asthma Management

Community Guide: Evidence-Based Interventions
Evidence-based recommendations regarding asthma control

Potentially Effective Interventions for Asthma
Methodology for identification of interventions, results, lessons learned, intervention descriptions, bibliography, and case studies

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Policy

Asthma Policy Page
CDC’s National Center for Environmental Health

Asthma Care for Children: Financing Issues—A CHCS Chartbook
Center for Health Care Strategies

Direct and Indirect Costs of Asthma in School-Age Children
Wang LY, Zhong Y, Wheeler L. Preventing Chronic Disease, January 2005

Fit, Healthy, and Ready to Learn: A School Health Policy Guide. Part III: Policies Related to Asthma, School Health Services, and Healthy Environment
National Association of State Boards of Education

Improving Childhood Asthma Outcomes in the United States: A Blueprint for Policy Action
RAND Corporation

National Conference of State Legislatures’ Asthma Web Resources 
Policy and state-related resources, including state policies regarding student rights to possess and self-administer prescribed medications for asthma and anaphylaxis

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