Strategy 2: Build Asthma Education

Strategy 2: Build Asthma Education

School-based asthma education is an important, albeit not a standalone element, of a comprehensive asthma management plan. Education should be accompanied and supported by all aspects of an asthma-friendly school plan. When planning for asthma education, think about each targeted audience and their unique learning needs. Try to take advantage of events and opportunities already existing within in the school community where asthma education can be incorporated with a related topic or be added.

In many cases, school policy adoption should be a focus in order to establish asthma education as a sustainable element of a school’s asthma management plan. When working on policy, it is important to gain buy-in from key groups within the school system. It may be appropriate to conduct a presentation to school administrators or a parent teacher organization to inform them about the need for building asthma education in school.