Asthma is a lung disease that makes it hard to breathe and, if uncontrolled, can have serious consequences. The American Lung Association offers a resource, Breathe Well, Live Well: The Guide to Managing Asthma at Home and Work (Breathe Well, Live Well) to help adults take control of their asthma. Whether you are an adult living with asthma or a health care provider for patients with asthma, using Breathe Well, Live Well will teach adults how to gain the support and management skills they need to control their asthma so their asthma no longer controls them.

  • About Breathe Well Live Well
    The Breathe Well Live Well program serves as the Lung Association's core program for adult asthma education. The curriculum is based on national best practices for asthma care and is evidenced based. The program is for adults who want to learn to take control of their asthma and feel better. It is the only program available nationwide that has shown to result in less severe asthma, fewer respiratory problems, and a better ability to stick to treatment plans.
  • Program Materials
    If you are one of the estimated 14 million adults living with asthma, Breathe Well, Live Well can help you manage your disease. Breathe Well, Live Well can help you gain the skills you need to get your asthma under control or, if your asthma is well controlled, using Breathe Well, Live Well can ensure it stays that way. Asthma self-management means doing everything you can do to control your asthma. Breathe Well, Live Well walks you through understanding your asthma and what can make it worse, building your support team and how and when to take your medications so that you can achieve well controlled asthma.
  • Become a Breathe Well, Live Well Educator
    Breathe Well, Live Well is one of the only resources available for adults that has been shown to effective help them better manage their asthma. Suitable for use in a variety of settings, the guide can be used with self-paced, phone or in-person educational session offered in a clinic setting or as part of an outreach programs. Use Breathe Well, Live Well to teach your patients about their asthma, triggers that can make their asthma worse, and how and when to take their medications so they learn the skills they need to control their asthma. 

Case Study: Long Beach, California

The Breathe Well, Live Well program can be tailored to address your community's unique population needs. Learn how the City of Long Beach used the Breathe Well, Live Well curriculum to create a highly successful in-home case management program for adults and seniors.

Reviewed and approved by the American Lung Association Scientific and Medical Editorial Review Panel.

Page last updated: October 23, 2020

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