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About Kickin' Asthma

Kickin' Asthma is 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. Kickin' Asthma includes different learning techniques suitable for teen-aged kids and highlights self-management practices, such as recognizing triggers and proper medication use.

Why use Kickin Asthma?

Kickin' Asthma improves asthma self-management skills, increases asthma awareness among school personnel, and decreases emergency room visits.

Kickin' Asthma is designed to be a convenient "out of the box" program. The program includes four (4) sessions, each 45-minutes long, making them compatible with, or just a bit shorter than, the length of a typical school period. Each session has sections that are optional, to allow the instructor the flexibility to make time adjustments along the way. Also, it includes an optional follow-up session three months after the fourth session, to check-in and conduct a follow-up evaluation.

School nurses and volunteers helped design the curriculum and have taught it as well.

Accessing the Program

Contact your local Lung Association by dialing 1-800-586-4872 (1-800-LUNG-USA). Your local Lung Association contact will provide you a link to register and access the curriculum materials. We request that you complete Asthma Basics prior to implementing this program.

Additional training and technical assistance may be available by your local American Lung Association.

How do I access the curriculum?

  1. Contact your local Lung Association
  2. Complete Asthma Basics, a 60-minute online education program to learn more about asthma.
  3. Your local contact will send you a link to register and access the Kickin' Asthma curriculum (Note: there is a $40 fee to access the curriculum).
  4. Follow instructions on the email confirmation for downloading content.
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