Providing Guidelines-Based Asthma Care and Education
The American Lung Association develops and provides key resources to inform asthma policy, provide asthma self-management education programs and quality improvement initiatives that are founded on evidence-based guidelines and practices.
- Putting National Asthma Guidelines into Practice
See how you can get involved in initiatives that the Lung Association is actively implementing in communities across the country.
- Strategies for Addressing Asthma
View priority messages you can share with patients along with tips and resources to help provide guidelines-based asthma care and education.
Frameworks for Schools & Communities
- Asthma-Friendly Schools Initiative
The Asthma Friendly Schools Initiative provides resources to help local communities plan and implement asthma management programs within existing school structures.
- Improve Asthma Management in Schools
Asthma management in schools requires a comprehensive approach that includes improving indoor air quality and improving a student's access to asthma medicine throughout the school day.
These programs are taught by American Lung Association-trained facilitators to help children, teens and adults better manage their asthma.
- Breathe Well, Live Well
Breathe Well, Live Well is the American Lung Association's adult asthma self-management curriculum that teaches adults to take control of their asthma so they can be active and healthy.
- Kickin' Asthma
Learn more about bringing this asthma management program for teens to your community.
- Open Airways for Schools
Find out more about this empowering asthma self-management program for elementary school children that offers education in a fun, interactive group environment.
Helping High-Burden Populations
- Controlling Childhood Asthma and Reducing Emergencies Initiative
This project uses proven effective strategies outlined in the CDC EXHALE technical package to improve asthma control in high-burden populations.
Reviewed and approved by the American Lung Association Scientific and Medical Editorial Review Panel.
Page last updated: November 30, 2022