For Health Professionals

Thank you for your commitment to helping people with asthma.  Together we can help find cures, provide excellent care, and teach asthma management skills.

Asthma Educator Institute

A two-day prep course for qualified health professionals who intend to sit for the National Asthma Educator Certification Board examination.  The American Lung Association Asthma Educator Institute is held in locations across the country. >> Learn More

Profiler: Professional Tool for Asthma

Looking for an efficient way to find clinical literature pertinent to a specific case? The Professional Profiler Tool is the answer. After you enter the basic case parameters, the Profiler Tool will deliver citations of peer-reviewed clinical literature relevant to your case, together with quick-read summaries. >> Learn More

Professional asthma profiler tool - virtual case evidence search - Find clinical literature pertinent to a specific case

Asthma Clinical Research Centers

The American Lung Association Asthma Clinical Research Centers (ACRC) Network is the nation's largest not-for-profit network of clinical research centers dedicated to asthma treatment research, attracting some of the best asthma investigators worldwide. The ACRC Network conducts large clinical trials that will have a direct impact on patient care and asthma treatment. The Network consists of 18 asthma clinical research centers throughout the country and a Data Coordinating Center managed by a team at Johns Hopkins University. >> Learn More

Joining Our Efforts

The American Lung Association offers several ways to get involved in educating people with asthma about their disease. Learn more about our community-based education and advocacy programs, and how you can contribute:

  • Breathe Well, Live Well: An Asthma Education Program for Adults.  Breathe Well, Live Well: An Asthma Management Program for Adults is a small group workshop that teaches adults the knowledge and self-management skills to take control of their asthma.
  • Open Airways For Schools.  Elementary school children can learn to manage their own asthma when they participate in the American Lung Association's award-winning Open Airways For Schools program.
  • Asthma Friendly School Initiative.  The Asthma Friendly Schools Initiative provides a framework and tools that communities and schools can use to work together on a comprehensive approach to asthma management, including planning tools, policy recommendations, and education programs. 
  • Asthma Advocacy.  The American Lung Association advocates for policy change on behalf of children and adults with asthma at the federal, state, and local levels.

Nationwide Research Program

The American Lung Association offers annual funding opportunities as a part of its Awards and Grants Program.  The Awards and Grants Program supports basic, clinical and behavioral/policy research through training and investigator-initiated peer-review proposals. >> Learn More