Asthma in Schools

Back-to-School with Asthma Toolkit
Resources for School Personnel

Back-to-School with Asthma Toolkit

Are you a teacher, school nurse or school staff member interested in creating an asthma-friendly learning environment? Find out how you can keep your students safe and healthy this school year!

How asthma-friendly is your school? Asthma is one of the main reasons that students miss school due to illness – more than 10 million lost school days every year. There are things that families and schools can do to help make sure that students with asthma stay healthy, in school and ready to learn.

The air children breathe in school is critical to their success in the classroom and their overall health. Learn how to support healthy air at school. » More

The American Lung Association, along with partnered school and health-based national organizations, developed a Joint Statement for Improving Asthma Management in Schools. This statement outlines best practices and proven effective strategies that schools can implement to create healthier learning environments.

Schools Initiative

Asthma-Friendly Schools Initiative

Start by creating a long-term asthma management plan for your school. Get the guidance you need to assist local communities as they plan and implement a comprehensive asthma management program. » More

Guide to Asthma Policy for
Housing and Schools

Guide to Asthma Policy for Housing and Schools

Are you an asthma advocate? Here’s what you can do to support asthma policy in homes and schools. » More

Open Airways For Schools

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Find out more about the empowering, asthma self-management program for elementary school children that offers education in a fun, interactive group environment. » More

The Basics for Parents

Basics For Parents

Learn what you can do to ensure your child is learning in a supportive, asthma-friendly school. » More

Congratulations to the 2014 AFSI Champion Award Winners

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See how these 7 schools are making a positive impact on the learning environment and health and safety of their entire school community. More »