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Certification and Training

National Asthma Educator Certification Board – Asthma educators certification exam

Medscape - Allergy and Clinical Immunology – Continuing Medical Education & Continuing Education programs

Managing Asthma in Ohio Childcare Facilities – A resource guide


Major Asthma Data Tracking Systems

Allies Against Asthma – Resource Bank

American Lung Association – American Lung Association's 2010 "State of Lung Disease" report.  Asthma starts on Page 27

Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System – Centers for Disease Control

FastStats – Asthma – Centers for Disease Control, National Center for Health Statistics

Healthy People 2010 – Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Maternal and Child Health Library – Knowledge Path: Asthma in Children and Adolescents


Prescription Assistance Programs

American Society of Health System Pharmacists – Asthma medications for indigent patients

Center for Medicare & Medicaid Services – U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, includes information on signing up for Medicare prescription drug coverage

Ohio's "Best Rx" – A prescription drug discount card program designed to lower the cost of prescriptions for Ohio residents without prescription drug insurance coverage

Partnership for Prescription Assistance – 1-888-4PPA-NOW (1-888-477-2669) - A national program sponsored by America's pharmaceutical research companies to help patients in need access prescription medicines


Asthma Speaker Kits

2006 Teaching Slide Set – Global Initiative for Asthma

Asthma in America – GlaxoSmithKline

Asthma Speaker’s Kit for Health Care Professionals – Centers for Disease Control

Kit de presentación sobre el asma para profesionales de la salud – Centers for Disease Control


Policy and Legislation

AANMA Position Statements – Allergy and Asthma Network Mothers of Asthmatics, includes school and other asthma position statements.

Asthma-Related State Legislation and Statutes Database – National Conference of State Legislatures

Family Asthma Act – The Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America

Improving Childhood Asthma Outcomes in the United States: A Blueprint for Policy Action – RAND Corporation, Available for free download in pdf format


Language
Health Info Translations – translated medical materials, including asthma, in 13 languages


Schools and Child Care

Allergy and Asthma Tool Kit for School Nurses – AAAAI, AAP, Food Allergy & Anaphylaxis Network

Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America – (click on Education)

Asthma-Friendly Schools Initiative – American Lung Association, Includes comprehensive toolkit

Asthma Community Network – Network of national asthma programs

When Should Asthma Go to School – Allergy and Asthma Network Mothers of Asthmatics.  See asthma-related state and federal laws, poster, and school kit in Policy and Legislation above.

Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids – Initiatives, fact sheets, media, reports and events -- including Kick Butts Day and Youth Advocates of the Year Awards

Celebra la Ciencia – Self-Reliance Foundation, Science activities and opportunities for Hispanic/Latino youth

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, Division-of Adolescent and School Health - Comprehensive listing of federal and non-federal school asthma resources.

CDC Science-Based Strategies – Centers for Disease Control, Includes Strategies for Addressing Asthma Within a Coordinated School Health Program with concrete suggestions for schools working to improve the health and school attendance of students with asthma; School Health Index to help schools implement school health guidelines and strategies; etc.

EPA Asthma Materials – Environmental Protection Agency, Order free asthma-related publications and resources

EPA Managing Asthma in the School Environment – Environmental Protection Agency, Links to useful tools

EPA Teaching Center – Environmental Protection Agency, Curriculum resources, materials, workshops

Green Flag School Program – Center for Health, Environment, & Justice, Includes start-up kit and other resources on integrated pest management, indoor air quality, non-toxic products, and recycling

Managing Asthma in Minnesota Schools Manual – Includes separate asthma modules for school administrators and other school staff, i.e., teachers, counselors, custodians, secretaries, nutritionists, bus drivers, etc.

National Association of School Nurses – Asthma-related position statements and issues briefs

National Association of State Boards of EducationFit, Healthy, and Ready to Learn, Part III : Policies on Asthma, School Health Services, and Healthy Environments includes best-practice policy language that can be adapted to fit local circumstances, full explanations, excerpts of actual state and local policies, notable quotations, and lists of key resources and organizations

Open Airways for Schools – American Lung Association is an asthma management program for schoolchildren aged 8-11 who have been diagnosed with asthma.

Resolution on Asthma Management at School – National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute

Results of the Asthma Awareness Survey Report www.lungusa.org, American Lung Association, National Association of School Nurses, Press Release

SchoolAsthmaAllergy.com – Schering-Plough, Provides useful tools and information.

School Guidelines for Managing Students with Food Allergies – Food Allergy & Anaphylaxis Network

School Health Resources – American Academy of Pediatrics, Section on School Health

STARBRIGHT School Asthma Program – To order Quest for the Code CD-ROM on asthma in English and Spanish for ages 7-15 and School Implementation Guide

When Should Students With Asthma or Allergies Carry and Self-Administer Emergency Medications at School – National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute

Winning with Asthma – Minnesota Department of Health Asthma Program and the Utah Department of Health Asthma Program, A free 30-minute interactive educational tool for coaches

 
 
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