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8th Annual Reach The Peak AE-C Prep Course

April 9-10, 2015

Online Registration Now Open - click here to register!

8th Annual Reach The Peak

Please join the American Lung Association, in collaboration with the Colorado Asthma Coalition and Children’s Hospital Colorado, in attending the 8th Annual Reach the Peak Asthma Educator-Certified Prep Course! Facilitated
 by leading experts in their field, Reach the Peak incorporates problem-based learning methods with a combination of 
lecture, small group case scenarios, hands-on device technique, networking and practice improvement strategizing. Each participant will receive an Asthma Toolkit that includes asthma medication and device trainers, a resource notebook with CD and an instructional asthma device DVD. All of these tools are designed to improve asthma management in the practice setting. Target audience includes mid-level providers, nurses, respiratory therapists, pharmacists, clinical social workers, certified health educators and other asthma care professionals. Participants must attend both days.

Reach the Peak provides comprehensive preparation for the National Asthma Educator Certification Board (NAECB) AE-C exam, with a curriculum based upon the AE-C exam matrix. The NAECB exam is a voluntary testing program used to assess qualified health professionals' knowledge in asthma education.
 It is an evaluative process that demonstrates that rigorous education and experience requirements have been met. Strategies include test-taking tips and an interactive AE-C practice exam that provides comprehensive preparation for participants. The course will be held on the Anschutz Medical Campus at Children's Hospital Colorado, 13123 East 16th Avenue in Aurora, Colorado. Interested in learning more? Click here for the 8th Annual Reach The Peak AE-C Prep Course Brochure.

Champ Camp 2015

July 19-25, 2015
Celebrating 35 Summers!

When you can’t breathe…Nothing else matters.

Champ Camp offers kids with asthma the tools to overcome their lifelong fear of not being able to breathe.

Champ Camp changes the lives of children who suffer from asthma. The majority of them come from low-income families who, without support, cannot afford to send their kids to asthma camp.

Champ Camp is a place where kids aged 7-14 with asthma will gain new experiences, new friends and memories that will last them a lifetime! During our week-long camp, children will gain confidence in themselves and their ability to take control of their asthma.  Asthma is an inflammatory condition of the lungs that makes it difficult to breathe. Asthma is chronic, meaning that inflammation is always present, even when there are no noticeable symptoms. When provoked by a trigger, the inflammation worsens and these changes produce airway obstruction, chest tightness, coughing and wheezing that can lead to asthma episodes.  At Champ Camp kids are educated how to properly manage their asthma by avoiding triggers, staying active, and sticking to the proper medicine regimen.

For over 33 summers we have impacted thousands of lives. The campers come to us as children eager to grow and learn and become leaders within the community. Champ Camp helps transition campers over the years into mature, responsible youth & adults who efficiently and effectively manage their asthma.

For more information, please email champcamp@lungcolorado.org. Click here to visit Champ Camp on Facebook!

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Friends of Champ Camp

The Kunsberg School is a Colorado Department of Education approved facilities school on the National Jewish Health campus that provides an outstanding education for students in the grades K-8 who struggle while attending public school due to chronic illnesses such as asthma, diabetes, sickle cell anemia, auto immune deficiency and severe food allergies. The school is tuition free. Our mission is to provide a safe, friendly, and healthy educational environment committed to whole child development. For more information please contact Michelle Freas, Coordinator of Medical and Health Services, 303-398-1934.