School Health Resource Links
This material provides guidelines for the school nurse in planning and caring for students with asthma. Information provided will help school staff, students, and parents work toward appropriate asthma management in the school setting, enabling students to participate more fully in all school activities.
Asthma Wellness: Keeping Children With Asthma in School and Learning (PDF)
Powerful Practices: A Checklist for School Districts Addressing the Needs of Students with Asthma (PDF)
Asthma is the most common chronic childhood disease, affecting more than five million school-aged children. It is the reason 10 million school days are missed each year and thereby can have significant negative impacts on academic performance. It is critical for school leaders to be proactive and implement policies and practices that will keep children with asthma in school and learning. This is why AASA—the oldest and largest membership organization for school superintendents—has undertaken an effort to reduce the burden of asthma among children and youth. This ambitious five-year effort is funded by the Division of Adolescent and School Health (DASH) of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
- EPA - Healthy School Environments
- EPA - Managing Asthma in the School Environment
- EPA - Healthy School Environment Resources
The Healthy School Environments Web pages are intended to serve as a gateway to on-line resources to help facility managers, school administrators, architects, design engineers, school nurses, parents, teachers and staff address environmental health issues in schools. Both asthma and generalized healthy school air quality are addressed in the links above.
ARTHUR: PBS KIDS, "ALL ABOUT ASTHMA"
(Scroll down the page to locate asthma resources.) Download a multi lingual selection of PDF files with asthma teaching tools, coloring pages and more from this award-winning site!
Information and Links for kids to games and AQI in their area
Sections include: What is AQI, Clean and Dirty Air, Air pollution and Health, what can I do and a Teachers section with downloadable information, posters, games etc.
Living Well With Asthma: Canadian Asthma Society
Canadian based site providing information for the community and school staff. Includes physical education suggestions, tips for working with kids with asthma and printable tips for managing asthma.