Welcome to the Open Airways For Schools® Certified Facilitator Resource Center! Below are several resources to support you when delivering the program.
If you need additional support, please contact your local Open Airways For Schools American Lung Association staff representative.
- The Role of an Open Airways for Schools Facilitator
- OAS Facilitator Program Report Form: This form helps the Lung Association track the number of programs implemented, session date, location, setting, and number of participants per program. All facilitators should report the information at the end of each program.
- OAS Post Program Participant Feedback Form: Facilitators will share the link with participants and provide response time. This form collects confidence managing asthma, readiness to try new skills, and satisfaction with program. To maximize student response rate, allow time at the end of lesson six for students to complete the online survey via tablet or computer while the facilitator is present.
- Resources for Asthma Management in Schools
State Specific Evaluation Protocols and Instructions
Virtual Implementation Materials
- OAS Virtual Implementation Tip Sheet
- OAS Virtual Implementation Outline
- OAS Virtual Implementation Curriculum
- OAS Virtual Implementation Curriculum Slide Presentation
- About Open Airways for Schools
- How to setup a classroom for an OAS program
- Modeling an OAS session
- What is Asthma? animation (Spanish)
- How to use a metered dose inhaler with spacer or valved holding chamber (Spanish)
- How to use a Diskus asthma inhaler (Spanish)
- How to use a Flexhaler asthma inhaler
- How to use a peak flow meter
- How to use a Twisthaler asthma inhaler
- Teach a child to belly breathe for relaxation
The American Lung Association has customizable marketing materials available to promote Open Airways For Schools through a variety of channels. These include e-newsletters, website posts and social media. Below are a few tools to get you started. Contact your local Lung Association office for access to additional participant recruitment tools. Coming Soon!
The American Lung Association has been in a leader in asthma management in schools for three decades. The Asthma in Schools landing page on Lung.org has many resources for school personnel and community advocates working with students and families.
The American Lung Association has a wide range of program and advocacy initiatives that can provide a meaningful experience for you and maybe even the families you serve, from joining the Lung Action Network, to sharing your story, or participating in a community event, such as the Fight for Air Climb or LUNG FORCE Walk. Your Lung Association staff contact would be happy to talk to you about local options. Consider inviting a Lung Association representative to present at an upcoming meeting about the work the American Lung Association is doing in your community and ways to get involved in our mission of saving lives by preventing lung disease and promoting lung health.
Page last updated: December 15, 2021