Encourage your school to get on board by using our Asthma-Friendly Schools Initiative Toolkit.

A comprehensive approach to asthma management in schools can seem like a large undertaking when time and resources are limited. For this reason, the Asthma-Friendly Schools Initiative Toolkit was created to help communities build a plan that better safeguards students and reduces the risk of health-related emergencies. With the help of your local Lung Association, an approach that best targets the needs of your students, schools and community is within arms reach.

Incorporating the Asthma-Friendly Schools Initiative costs little to nothing for school districts. It offers educational programs for faculty, staff and students that impact asthma management, emergency response and the overall well-being of the school community. The strategies offered in the Toolkit can decrease the number of acute care visits to the school nurse as well as potentially decrease student absenteeism.

Using the Asthma-Friendly Schools Initiative Toolkit, your asthma coalition, school administrative staff and community organizations can choose appropriate programs based on local needs and available resources – this means the approach can be unique for each school district. Your local Lung Association is available to help connect and guide you to the right tools and resources in order to make asthma-friendly schools a reality in your community.

Contact your local Lung Association today and become a champion for Asthma-Friendly Schools!

Page last updated: November 17, 2022

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