Asthma Educational Materials


Minnesota Department of Health Asthma and Family Health History
Asthma and Family History-Asthma Risk Factors
(PDF: 1.19MB/2 pages)

Family history is a risk factor for asthma but there are not specific screening guidelines for individuals with a family history of asthma.


University of Minnesota
The Minnesota Gene PoolGenomics in Public Health Practice-Family History



The National Asthma Control Initiative (NACI)

Take Action: Stop Asthma Today! This publication provides specific pointers on how to take six critical steps to improve asthma care and control, according to your particular connection to asthma. 



California Breathing

Asthma Education For Childcare And Preschool Staff

(video and guide book)

A comprehensive multimedia training course and resource guide for those working with young children who have asthma in preschools, childcare centers, and family childcare homes.



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.




The American College of Chest Physicians


The American College of Chest Physicians (ACCP) is a not-for-profit medical society representing 16,500 members in over 100 countries. Members include specialist physicians, allied health professionals, and PhDs focusing on diseases of the chest. ACCP's mission is to promote the prevention and treatment of diseases of the chest through leadership, education, research, and communication.

ACCP has created instructional sheets on how to use many of today's most common respiratory medications including: Diskus, Foradil, Maxair, MDI's, holding chambers/spacers, nebulizer and cleaning these items. They also have an excellent pamphlet titled "Controlling your asthma" in English and Spanish.


United States Environmental Protection Agency

English: Help Your Child Gain Control Over Asthma
(PDF: 1.18MB/36 pages)

An easy to read booklet from the EPA and CDC for parents and kids with asthma.

En Español: Ayude a su niño a controlar el asma
(PDF: 656KB/36 páginas)

Una forma fácil de leer el folleto de la EPA y el CDC para padres y niños con asma.



Hennepin County Medical Center

Hennepin County Medical Center (HCMC) is a level 1 trauma center located in downtown Minneapolis. This link connects you to their new patient and provider information resource listing of their asthma materials.

Items can be ordered in quantities or printed by downloading the PDF. All items are available in English or Spanish. Both items are very user friendly and complete.

Updated Monday, August 25, 2014 at 02:38PM