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Asthma Resources

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Listed below are links to other statewide and nationwide agencies' web resources with information about asthma.  Each bulleted name is followed by a brief description of the information found on the website and are in alphabetical order.

Statewide Web Resources

  • American Lung Association of Wisconsin
    Fights lung disease in all its forms, with special emphasis on asthma, tobacco control and environmental health.

  • Children's Health Alliance of Wisconsin
    A diverse network of organizations, agencies and individuals dedicated to improving the health and well-being of every child in Wisconsin.

  • Fight Asthma Milwaukee Allies
    FAM Allies works together with children and families connecting them to caring people, reducing hospital stays and supporting healthy lives.

  • Smoke-free Wisconsin
    A diverse group of organizations that supports comprehensive legislation to prohibit smoking in all indoor public places, including public buildings, workplaces, offices, restaurants, and taverns.

  • Wisconsin Tobacco Quitline
    Offers free, confidential coaching on how to quit smoking or chewing tobacco. The Quit Line has already helped more than 50,000 callers. The quitline coaches offer tips, resources and help callers formulate a plan for success.

  • Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources
    Wisconsin DNR notifies Wisconsin residents about unhealthy air quality using a new system called Air Quality Watch / Air Quality Advisory. The new system includes the two main pollutants likely to cause health problems in Wisconsin -- ozone and particle pollution (PM2.5).

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Nationwide Web Resources

Clinical

  • American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology
    A professional membership association for respiratory care professionals and allied health specialists interested in cardiopulmonary care.

  • American Academy of Pediatrics
    Learn how to identify and avoid asthma and allergen triggers; recognize and present asthma attacks, understand medications, and help manage symptoms.

  • American Association for Respiratory Care
    A professional membership association for respiratory care professionals and allied health specialists interested in cardiopulmonary care.

  • American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology
    Clinical association promoting research, advocacy, and professional and public education.

  • Asthma Action Plan - Interactive
    The iAAP program reflects assessment diagrams and treatment plan step options defined in the NIH, EPR-3 Asthma Guidelines. These algorithms have been incorporated into a user friendly computerized program that takes the prescribing clinician through an interactive, step by step assessment, treatment and prescribing process. The outcome is a patient specific printed asthma action plan (AAP) which lists daily and rescue medications and specific steps to take when asthma symptoms are occurring. 

  • MedlinePlus - Asthma

  • National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) of the National Institutes of Health
    Literature review and final guidelines report around four essential components of asthma care, namely: assessment and monitoring, patient education, control of factors contributing to asthma severity, and pharmacologic treatment. Includes the EPR 3 Guidelines on Asthma.

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Children/Youth

  • Environmental Kids Club
    A website for kids ages 5-12 - get ready to explore your environment and learn about the neat things you can do to protect it. There are games, pictures and stories.

  • Healthy Youth
    Asthma is a leading chronic illness among children and youth in the United States.

  • Quest for the Code
    Starbright CD-Rom game teaches kids how to avoid asthma triggers, use asthma devices and medications correctly, identify asthma myths and explain asthma to friends and classmates.

  • Student Center
    Students in middle and high school can explore a wide range of environmental issues.

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Education

  • National Asthma Educator Certification Board
    The NAECB exam is a voluntary testing program used to assess qualified health professionals knowledge in asthma education. It is an evaluative process that demonstrates that rigorous education and experience requirements have been met. Certification is voluntary and is not required by law for employment in the field.

  • World Asthma Day Headquarters
    Find a wide variety of information about World Asthma Day, including advice and resources for activity planning, and a listing of World Asthma Day events in your area and around the world.

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Environmental/Work-Related Asthma

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General

  • Allergy and Asthma Network Mothers of Asthmatics
    Find answers to your questions, concerns, and fears. You’ll learn to minimize asthma and allergy symptoms and prevent flare-ups.

  • American Lung Association (ALA)
    Fights lung disease in all its forms, with special emphasis on asthma, tobacco control and environmental health.

  • Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America
    Information and resources from the leading national nonprofit organization for people with allergies and asthma.

  • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
    CDC’s National Asthma Control Program supports the goals and objectives of Healthy People 2010 for asthma: to reduce the number of deaths, hospitalizations, emergency department visits, school or work days missed, and limitations on activity due to asthma.

  • Healthy People 2020
    Healthy People 2020 is the prevention agenda for the nation. It is a statement of national health objectives designed to identify the most significant preventable threats to health and to establish national goals to reduce these threats.

  • Maternal and Child Health Library
    Selection of current, high-quality resources about asthma in children and adolescents; its management; and its impact on homes, schools, and communities.

  • Region 5 Air and Radiation Division
    U.S. EPA Region 5's Asthma Program works with many partners throughout Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Ohio and Wisconsin to help residents with asthma manage their disease.

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Schools

  • Asthma-Friendly Schools Initiative
    A planning tool based on real-life activities that have been used in schools throughout the United States to create comprehensive asthma management systems.

  • Healthy School Environments
    The Schools web site is designed to provide one-stop access to the many programs and resources available to help prevent and resolve environmental issues in schools.

  • National Association of School Nurses
    A non-profit specialty nursing organization which represents school nurses, and is dedicated to improving the health and educational success of children.

  • Open Airways for Schools
    An asthma management program for schoolchildren aged 8-11 who have been diagnosed with asthma.

  • Tools for Schools
    A comprehensive resource to help schools maintain a healthy environment in school buildings by identifying, correcting, and preventing IAQ problems.

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Last Revised:  September 04, 2014