The American Lung Association develops and provides key resources to inform asthma policy and systems change based on evidence-based guidelines and practices. You can find a comprehensive list of these materials and efforts below that comprise our asthma initiatives which work to carry out Strategies for Addressing Asthma.
Asthma Care Coverage
- Asthma Care Coverage Project
Learn more about coverage of asthma guidelines-based care in state Medicaid programs.
Asthma In Schools
- Improve Asthma Management in Schools
Asthma is one of the main illness-related reasons that students miss school. Schools, families and healthcare providers all have a role in helping children with asthma stay healthy, in school and ready to learn.
- Asthma-Friendly Schools Initiative
Learn how to create a long-term asthma management plan for your school. Get the guidance you need to help your local community plan and implement a comprehensive asthma management program.
- Asthma Medications in Schools
Examining ways to ensure all students with asthma have quick, reliable access to medications.
- Kickin' Asthma
An asthma management program for kids ages 11-16 (grades 6-10) that educates and empowers them through a fun and interactive approach to asthma self-management.
Asthma at Work
- Guide to Controlling Asthma at Work
Do you have asthma? Do you think your workplace is making you sick? Follow these four steps in this guide to prevent asthma symptoms.
- Guide to Safe and Healthy Workplaces
A comprehensive toolkit to help employers adopt and implement workplace policies that support a healthy work environment while providing health education resources to support lung health. Find out if your workplace is lung-friendly.
Asthma at Home
- Guide to Asthma Policy for Housing
This online toolkit provides the policy tools and resources you can use to support everyone's right to live in a healthy, asthma-friendly home environment.
- Smokefree Policies in Multi-unit Housing: Steps for Success
The American Lung Association worked with experts around the U.S. to develop this online curriculum on how to implement a smokefree policy in multi-unit housing properties such as apartments and condominiums.
- Asthma Basics
A free one-hour interactive online learning module designed to help you learn more about asthma.
- Asthma Educator Institute
A two-day professional development course that teaches asthma guidelines-based care and helps professionals prepare for the National Asthma Educators Certified Board (NAECB) exam.
- Breathe Well, Live Well: The Guide to Managing Asthma at Home and Work
An empowering self-help guide that explains asthma and shows individuals how to develop self-management skills and build support teams at home and at work. Pair this workbook with Asthma Basics for a deeper learning experience.
- Open Airways for Schools
Open Airways For Schools® is a program that educates and empowers elementary-aged children through a fun and interactive approach to asthma self-management.
Asthma Policy and Advocacy
- National Asthma Public Policy Agenda
The American Lung Association has worked with a number of asthma experts and organizations to identify policy changes in six key areas that could really make a difference in the fight against asthma.
- Federal Asthma Advocacy
The federal government funds much of the public health work and research about asthma in the nation. Federal policies make a difference in the asthma triggers in the air.
- State and Community Asthma Advocacy
States and local policymakers play critical roles in the fight against asthma. Some have programs to help people with asthma better manage their disease, others work to reduce the triggers that worsen the disease.