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.
- Partnering at Home: Building Capacity for Asthma, COPD, and Indoor Air Quality Home Visits
For nearly two decades the American Lung Association has partnered with communities nationwide to build the capacity of health, housing, and environmental professionals around disease-specific home visiting and indoor air quality.
Reviewed and approved by the American Lung Association Scientific and Medical Editorial Review Panel.
Page last updated: February 9, 2023