Programs & Initiatives in Schools
Asthma Friendly Schools Mini-Grant Program
B: Environmental Policy
School and/or district staff will complete one or more projects addressing school policies that can contribute to asthma-friendly school environments.
- Assess school/district policies in collaboration with stakeholders that promote asthma-friendly schools using the Environmental Policy Worksheet. Plan and implement strategies to address one or more policy gaps related to asthma triggers or implementation of existing policies.
- American Lung Association Healthy Air Walkthrough, Classroom Checklist (PDF)
ALA’s classroom checklist is a short list that includes some basic policy information as well as simple items that make for an asthma-friendly classroom.
- The Indoor Air Quality Tools for Schools Approach: Providing a Framework for Success (PDF)
This document provides a process for systematically reviewing components that directly affect indoor air quality in schools including heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC); moisture control, integrated pest management (IPM); cleaning and maintenance, materials selection; source control for pollutants; and energy efficiency.
- More information is available at Asthma Friendly School Resources.