Asthma Resource Links
- Partnership for Prescription Assistance
- The National Resource Center for RX Assistance Plans / Minnesota Assistance Programs
- Coast-to-Coast RX discount card
Live Smoke Free
Live Smoke Free is an Association for Nonsmokers-Minnesota smoke-free apartments and multi-housing program that assists landlords in adopting smoke-free policies for their entire building, including individual units. Live Smoke Free also assists tenants in finding solutions to secondhand smoke exposure in their rental units.
Live Smoke Free is funded on a grant from the Minnesota Department of Health with a focus area on the Twin Cities metro area. Live Smoke Free's website contains sections for apartment landlords/managers, tenants, and community organizations (such as public health, attorneys, social justice groups, etc.). It also features the Smoke-Free Housing Directory.
CDC-Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Department of Health and Human Services
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is recognized as the lead federal agency for protecting the health and safety of people - at home and abroad, providing credible information to enhance health decisions, and promoting health through strong partnerships. CDC serves as the national focus for developing and applying disease prevention and control, environmental health, and health promotion and education activities designed to improve the health of the people of the United States.
Get A Head Start on Asthma
This web-based educational program was created by the School of Nursing at the University of Minnesota to be a useful resource for parents and teachers of preschool children with asthma, especially those of Urban Head Start Programs. This program addresses a variety of literacy needs by including the information in written and spoken formats. Information is available in English, Spanish, and Hmong. A variety of professionals have found this information useful, including emergency department staff, daycare and Head Start sites for underserved families, school nurses, hospital staff, and asthma educators.
Asthma Information in American Sign Language
DeafHealth.org, is an innovative website providing accurate, concise, and valuable health information in American Sign Language to the Deaf & Hard of Hearing population. The website includes a video of someone providing the information in American Sign Language as well as a written script.
This website was developed with assistance from the Centers for Disease Control and the National Institutes of Health, and their team of healthcare providers, linguists, and educators who translated this complex information into ASL.
United States Environmental Protection Agency
The United States Environmental Protection Agency protects human health and the environment and works for a cleaner, healthier environment for the American people. EPA develops resources to share information about asthma, environmental asthma triggers and comprehensive asthma management.
Environmental Protection Agency Asthma website:
National Heart, Lung & Blood Institute: Asthma Education
Visit the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute's asthma site. There are great links on the following asthma topics: What Is, Causes, Who is at Risk, Signs & Symptoms, Diagnosis, Treatments, Living With, Children, Prevention, FAQS.
Center for Disease Control: National Center For Health Statistics
New Asthma Estimates: Tracking Prevalence, Health Care, and Mortality.
The most recently available national data on asthma gathered by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS), are presented. Note that only crude rates are presented to show the actual burden of asthma among subgroups of the population. Includes fact sheets and printable data.
The Children's Asthma Education Centre
The Children’s Asthma Education Centre is a program of the Department of Pediatrics and Child Heath at the Children’s Hospital of Winnipeg. The CAEC provides education to children and their families and develops and assesses new strategies for education. Information on this website refers to services and medications available in Canada but the overall educational pieces are the same regardless of country logistics.
www.noattacks.org –“I feel like a fish with no water”
Sponsored by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and produced by the Ad Council, plans to build awareness on how to reduce Americans' exposure to indoor asthma triggers.
Children’s is the largest pediatric health organization in the upper Midwest. PDF formatted information is available in multiple languages and specifically covers asthma basics, medications and potential triggers. Be sure to check out the other pages on asthma.