Asthma Programs

The American Lung Association of the Mid-Atlantic currently has numerous programs and activities for families with asthma. We have programs for individuals as well as for families and/or groups. Below is a list of programs and activities that we offer.

Asthma Awareness Day

This program offers adults and children the opportunity to improve control over their asthma. The one and one-half day program will allow participants to meet with physicians and other healthcare professionals. Groups will cover breathing relaxation techniques, asthma triggers and early warning signs, tips on remaining physically active and the benefits of a positive attitude.

Asthma Basics

Asthma Basics is a 50-minute online learning module designed to help people learn more about asthma. This course is ideal for frontline healthcare professionals, such as school nurses or community health workers, as well as individuals with asthma, parents of children with asthma, co-workers, friends and family who want to learn more about asthma.  Click here for additional information.

Asthma Camps

Specialized camps for children who have asthma are offered annually. The goal of these day and overnight camping experiences is twofold: first, to provide a safe, healthy and enjoyable recreational camping experience, and second, to help children with asthma learn more about their condition, how to adjust to it and how to control it.

These camps help children with asthma gain confidence and knowledge in coping with their respiratory problems. Children can also participate in activities that include swimming, boating, hiking volleyball, arts & crafts, nature trails, fishing and team-building activities—just like other children.

Asthma Camp of the Greater Lehigh Valley, Spacer Camp- Lewes, Camp AsthmaCadabra, and Camp Catch Your Breath are all camps offered by the American Lung Association of the Mid-Atlantic. Click here to for additional information our Asthma Camps.

Asthma Coalitions

The ALA of the Mid-Atlantic offers four Asthma Coalitions—one in each state—that work to improve the quality of life for individuals with asthma. Programs are created in partnership with schools, child care facilities, physicians, health insurers, community groups and state agencies in the effort to reach everyone with the most effective methods for managing their asthma.

We are proud to host the Delaware Asthma Consortium, Pediatric/Adult Asthma Coalition of New Jersey, Pennsylvania Asthma Partnership, and West Virginia Asthma Coalition.    

Breathe Well, Live Well

Breathe Well, Live Well is designed to teach people the skills to reduce illness and disability due to asthma by improving asthma knowledge and self-management skills. The Breathe Well, Live Well program was proven to be effective when it was developed with funding from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and validated through nationwide testing. This adult asthma management program uses an interactive support group approach to success.  For additional information, please contact or call 302-737-6414 ext. 516.

Open Airways

Open Airways is a program that focuses on children age eight to eleven with particular sensitivity to the needs of lower-literacy and multi-cultural children. The program consists of six, one-hour interactive sessions for children that are held during the school day but are separate from the actual classroom.  For additional information, please contact or call 302-737-6414 ext. 516.