Bring the Asthma-Friendly Schools Initiative to Your Community

Asthma-Friendly School Initiative
Encourage your school to get onboard by using our Asthma-Friendly Schools Initiative brochure

A comprehensive approach to asthma management in schools can seem like a large undertaking in this current climate of limited time and resources. For this reason, the Asthma-Friendly Schools Initiative Toolkit was created to help communities build a plan that better safeguards students and reduces the risk of health-related emergencies. With the help of your local Lung Association, an approach that best targets the needs of your students, schools and community is in arms reach.

The benefit of incorporating the Asthma-Friendly Schools Initiative within a school comes at low-cost to no-cost for school districts. It offers educational programs for faculty, staff and students that impacts asthma management, emergency response, and the overall wellbeing of the school community. The strategies offered in the Toolkit can decrease the number of acute care visits to the school nurse as well as potentially decrease student absenteeism.

Using the Asthma-Friendly Schools Initiative Toolkit, your asthma coalition, school administrative staff and community organizations can choose appropriate programs based on local needs and available resources – this means the approach can be unique for each school district. Your local Lung Association is available to help connect and guide you to the right tools and resources in order to make asthma-friendly schools a reality in your community.

Learn how other schools have helped to create a safer school environment for their students. Contact your local Lung Association today and become a champion for Asthma-Friendly Schools!