Lung Health Programs

Asthma Educator Institute

The American Lung Association hosts Asthma Educator Institutes across the country to prepare medical professionals to sit for the NAECB exam and become Certified Asthma Educators (AE-C).

The Asthma Educator Institute is designed for the health care professionals with CEUS available in nursing, respiratory therapy, pharmacy and public health. The program provides the necessary knowledge base of asthma with an emphasis on techniques and practical application skills in delivering asthma education to patients.  Click on a location below to be placed on a notification list as registration opens.

CANCELLED - Hillsboro, Oregon (May 20th - 21st, 2013)

Tacoma, Washington (June 20th - 21st, 2013)

Honolulu, Hawaii  (Fall 2013)

Breathe Well, Live Well is an adult asthma management program from the American Lung Association.  It can help patients control thier asthma and reduce symptoms.  It is recommended that faciltiators of this program be Certified Asthma Educators (AE-C) or medical professionals with strong asthma education knowledge. 

            Lanai, Hawaii (July 10, 2013)


Please email us for additional information about the cost and availability of scheduling a facilitator training.

Better Breathers Club

A Better Breathers Club can be started by a health professional, a community organization or by patients themselves. First, contact your local American Lung Association and ask for help to get started. Once you have identified a facilitator, you can decide where and how often your club will meet; how many participants can be accommodated; and any special focus your club may have.

Learn more about Better Breathers Clubs or locate an existing club in your area.

Contact us for additional information about starting a Better Breathers Club in your community.


Open Airways for Schools

The American Lung Association's Open Airways For Schools program educates and empowers children through a fun and interactive approach to asthma self-management.  It teaches children with asthma ages 8-11 how to detect the warning signs of asthma, avoid their triggers and make decisions about their health.  Become involved with the Open Airways For Schools program by either bringing it to your school or training to be an Instructor.

email us for additional information about the cost and availability of scheduling a facilitator training.