Asthma

Breathe Well Live Well: Breathe Well, Live Well is program for adults who want to learn to take control of their asthma and feel better. It is the only program available nationwide that has shown to result in less severe asthma, fewer respiratory problems, and a better ability to stick to treatment plans.

Originally developed by a group of researchers at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, it has been adopted by the American Lung Association – an organization with a long history in the fight against lung disease.  By following an asthma management plan, most people with asthma can live a healthy active life.  Click here to learn more about becoming a facilitator for Breathe Well, Live Well.

Open Airways For Schools: is a school-based curriculum that 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.   Click here to learn more about becoming an Open Airways for School facilitator.

Asthma-Friendly Schools Initiative: The Asthma-Friendly Schools Initiative is a comprehensive approach to asthma management in schools. By providing tools and resources, schools and communities are better able to create a sustainable, asthma management plan within their existing school structure.  The 2004 version of the manual may be downloaded below:

AMES Manual 5 part Download
Intro
Basics
Working with Parents and Students
Creating a Safe and Supportive School
Resources

Asthma Educator Institute:  The Asthma Educator Institute is a two-day preparatory course for healthcare professionals who conduct patient asthma education and for those qualified to take the National Asthma Educator Certification Board (NAECB) examination.  The course prepares participants to provide NHLBI and NAEPP guideline directed asthma care to patients, families and health care provdiers across all settings and provides opportunities to network with healthcare providers/educators and other organizations surrounding asthma care and asthma care policies.  The curriculum covers the content outlined in the NAECB Candidate handbook and includes case reviews, hands-on skills demonstration and practice.  The course is delivered by asthma experts from your comunity, including Certified Asthma Educators (AE-C).   

Register now for the June 20th & 21st Asthma Educator Institute at the University of Washington, Tacoma Campus.