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Creating Lung Friendly Environments for Youth


Take the Assessment:
Is your School Lung Friendly?

In 10 minutes or less, this assessment will help you identify opportunities to enhance lung health policies and practices for students and the school community.

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Please provide some basic information so that we may email your results directly to you once you complete the assessment. Sharing this information is optional.

Employment Role (optional):

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Mention of “chronic disease” in this assessment refers to chronic lung diseases (i.e., asthma).

References to “tobacco” throughout this assessment include all commercial tobacco products, which are any products containing, made of, or derived from tobacco or nicotine that are intended for human consumption. These include combustible and smokeless tobacco as well as electronic smoking devices.

Policies

2 To what extent does your school have a team that coordinates the implementation of policies and practices regarding school health services?
3 To what extent does your school annually review and update school health policies?

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School Health & Safety Policies and Environment

4 To what extent does your school or district have written policies that permit students to carry and self-administer prescribed quick-relief medicines for chronic health conditions (e.g., asthma)?
5 To what extent did your staff members receive professional development on chronic health conditions and emergency response in the past two years?
6 To what extent does your school have proactive measures in place to discourage commercial tobacco product use and policies to address campus and district violations?

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Health Education

7 To what extent do all staff participate in yearly professional education and training for chronic disease management?

Our school has a team* that does all the following:

  • Coordinates implementation of policies and practices regarding school health services*
  • Ensures the team* is representative* of our school community*
  • Meets at least four times per year

8 To what extent does your school’s health education curriculum address all chronic health conditions (e.g. asthma) and discuss tobacco awareness?

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Physical Education & Physical Activity Programs

9 To what extent does your school have practices in place to include students with special healthcare needs (e.g., asthma) in physical activity?

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Nutrition Environment and Services

10 To what extent does your school promote nutrition in a way that addresses and supports chronic disease management? (i.e. asthma, diabetes, obesity, etc.)

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School Health Services

11 To what extent does the school nurse or other health services provider collaborate with both external healthcare providers and internal school staff members to promote students’ overall health and safety?
12 To what extent does your school offer disease-specific education at school for all students with known chronic health conditions? (i.e. asthma, diabetes, obesity, etc.)

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School Counseling, Psychological, and Social Services

13 To what extent does your school offer counseling services or referral to a community resource for students who have asthma and/or use tobacco products?

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Social and Emotional Climate

14 To what extent does your school collaborate with families and caregivers to identify and support overall health needs?

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Physical Environment

15 To what extent does your school use a comprehensive approach to implementing clean environmental practices? (i.e. clean indoor/outdoor air quality protocols and procedures, staff trainings?

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Employee Wellness and Health Promotion

16 To what extent are there professional education opportunities and accessible support options for school staff on lung health? (e.g. asthma management, clean air & tobacco use)

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Family Engagement

17 To what extent does your school offer overall health learning opportunities for students and their families to practice positive lifestyle changes at home?

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Community Involvement

18 To what extent does your school partner with local community organizations and community-based healthcare providers to engage students and their families in health promotion activities and offer accessible health services and resources?

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Results

Thank you for your submission. The American Lung Association's Creating Lung Friendly Environment's hub provides information and resources for schools, youth- serving organizations, caregivers, families, and communities.

To continue your journey in creating a lung friendly environment please refer to the resources to support: School health and safety policies implementation.

Results

Thank you for your time in completing the free and optional Creating Lung Friendly Environments Assessment.

The American Lung Association's Creating Lung Friendly Environment's hub provides information and resources for schools, youth-serving organizations, caregivers, families, and communities. We encourage you to visit our extensive menu of resources related to addressing asthma, tobacco, indoor air quality and more.

Topics at a glance

  • School Health and Safety Policies and Environment
  • Health Education
  • Physical Education and Physical Activity Programs
  • Nutrition Environment and Services
  • School Health Services
  • School Counseling, Psychological, and Social Services
  • Social and Emotional Climate
  • Physical Environment
  • Employee Wellness and Health Promotion
  • Family Engagement
  • Community Involvement

Results

Congratulations! You’re one step closer to making the places children learn, live and play healthier.

The American Lung Association's Creating Lung Friendly Environment's hub offers unlimited access to resources and trainings addressing asthma, tobacco, indoor-air quality and more.

We recommend you prioritize the following “topics” as you begin your journey:

Information

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