Resources for School Staff & Families

Children's Hospital Colorado
Anschutz Medical Campus
13123 East 16th Ave.
Aurora, CO 80045
(720) 777-1234 

Colorado Asthma Coalition (CAC)
5600 Greenwood Plaza Blvd.
Suite 100
Engelwood, CO  80111
(303) 847-0278

Colorado Department of Education Asthma Resources

One of the best ways to ensure you quit is to ensure that you have the support you need to quit for good! 1-800-QUIT-NOW is a toll-free counseling service that connects people who want to quit smoking with trained counselors at National Jewish Hospital who can guide and support them through the quitting process.

Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
1595 Wynkoop St.
Denver, CO
Phone: (303) 312-6312
Fax: (303) 312-6339
Toll-free: (800) 227-8917

Head Start Asthma Resource Toolkit-HERE

IAQ-Tools For School Asthma Toolkit- HERE

National Jewish Hospital
1400 Jackson Street
Denver, CO 80206
(800) 222-LUNG (303) 388-4461

NJH's Colorado Asthma Toolkit

Senate Bill 12 students can now carry and use asthma and anaphylaxis medications at school: Self-Carry Law

Senate Bill 156 Legislation to allow children to carry asthma and anaphylaxis medication was passed in Colorado in 2005. The legislation outlines the conditions for students to carry their medication at school, to and from school and during school-sponsored events: Colorado's Schoolchildren Health Management Act

National Asthma Curricula

Asthma 101
In-service training presentation on basics of asthma and asthma management, delivered by trained medical professionals. Designated "best practice" program. Available in Spanish. Contact your local American Lung Association Chapter (303) 847-0270 ALAC.

Asthma Care Training for Kids (ACT)
Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America, (800) 7-ASTHMA

A three-session, asthma education program for children ages 7-12 and their parents. The program’s key messages are conveyed using traffic analogies. The central theme is that children can learn to manage their asthma by getting into the "driver’s seat" and taking charge.

Asthma Awareness Curriculum for the Elementary Classroom
National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute Information Center
(301) 251-1222

The goal of this curriculum is to help students understand, accept, and, when appropriate, help their classmates with asthma. The curriculum contains two 30- minute lessons for children in grades K-3 and two for children in grades 4-6.

Managing Asthma: A Guide for Schools
National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute Information Center
(301) 251-1222

This program is designed to provide school personnel with the necessary information to begin an asthma management program. It contains basic guidelines that are presented through action steps for specific members of the school staff, including principals, teachers, coaches, guidance counselors, and school nurses.

Open Airways
Contact your local American Lung Association chapter- (303) 847-0270 Colorado
A program for elementary school children ages 8-11. Participants meet in six 40-minute sessions during the school day, apart from their class. The curriculum incorporates an interactive teaching approach utilizing group discussion, stories, games and role-play.

SAY: Support for Asthmatic Youth
Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America, Renee Theodorakis
(516) 625-5735

SAY programs give pre-teens and teens a chance to talk to each other about what it’s like to have asthma and allergies. Program sessions feature guest speakers, games, food and other fun activities. Meetings are led by caring professionals, peers and by individuals who have achieved their goals in spite of their asthma and allergies.

You Can Control Asthma
Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America
(800) 7-ASTHMA

The only true low-literacy asthma education program for children ages 6-12 and their families. Every word and picture of the 1995 revised, multi-cultural edition has been pre-tested to ensure comprehension and appropriateness. Brochures on asthma/allergy. Number listed above can be used for physician referral and information. Books, videos and other materials for children and adults.