This material has been selected to provide the latest asthma diagnosis and management information for clinicians, including; practitioners, nurses, respiratory therapists, and pharmacists. It is designed to promote sharing of information in standardized formats between all disciplines involved in asthma management. Information has been approved by the CDC and DOH, using NHLBI guidelines.
The Childhood Asthma Leadership Coalition aims to amplify the research and evidence-based analysis of the Merck Childhood Asthma Network (MCAN) and George Washington University School of Public Health, Department of Health Policy and other Coalition members by translating research findings to policy solutions for children with asthma. One of the Coalition's policy goals is to increase the dissemination and implementation of asthma management strategies that have proven to work in controlled settings.
The EPA supports scientific research to investigate links between factors in the environment and asthma. They strive to make sure doctors and other health care providers and their patients have access to the latest science about how the environment can affect asthma symptoms. EPA provides information about common asthma triggers and recommendations for reducing exposure to them. This website also provides links and information on how to order EPA asthma related materials.
Smoke Free Homes
Smoke Free Homes is a comprehensive, national effort to train pediatric clinicians in brief, effective methods to reduce children's secondhand smoke exposure through parental smoking cessation and harm reduction.
The Allies Against Asthma Resource Bank is a centralized database for sharing information about resources, tools and materials that may be useful to coalitions and community programs addressing asthma, including:
- Materials to educate individuals about asthma
- Resources to help implement asthma intervention programs
- Evaluation/survey instruments to measure asthma-related activities or outcomes
- Materials to assist community coalition efforts
REPORTS: Key Clinical Activities for Quality Asthma Care
Recommendations of the National Asthma Education and Prevention Program
NATA Issues Asthma in Athletics Position Statement
Certified Athletic Trainer Credential
Certified athletic trainers (ATCs), as well as other allied health care professionals, are in a unique position to help coaches, parents and athletes, recognize, prevent and manage asthma. The National Athletic Trainers’ Association (NATA) has issued its first ever position statement on Management of Asthma in Athletics which will appear in its entirety in the September issue of the Journal of Athletic Training. NATA offers recommendations for ATCs and other health care professionals on these pages.
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Global Initiative for Asthma
The Global Initiative for Asthma was created to help health care professionals and public health officials around the world reduce asthma prevalence, morbidity, and mortality. It prepares scientific reports on asthma management and prevention, encourages dissemination and adoption of the reports, and promotes international collaboration on asthma research.
The Global Strategy for Asthma Management and Prevention Workshop is a joint effort of the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute and the World Health Organization.
Publications are available from the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, Bethesda, Maryland USA 20892 and the Global Initiative for Asthma Secretariat, Department of Respiratory Diseases, University Hospital, Ghent, Belgium.