Asthma Resources

Listed below are links to other 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.

Web Resources

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
    This library is a 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.

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
    A 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
    A 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.

Children

  • 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.

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

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.

Statewide

  • 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 (Wisconsin Asthma Coalition). A diverse network of organizations, agencies, and individuals dedicated to improving the health and well-being of every child in Wisconsin.

  • Environmental Public Health Tracking. Tracking asthma in Wisconsin allows public health professionals to identify high risk groups, evaluate current prevention efforts, and plan programs and policies to reduce the burden of asthma.

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

  • Pharmacy Society of Wisconsin (PSW). Pharmacists play an important role in the team-based care of patients with asthma. PSW has championed the cause of helping pharmacists deliver the best care for their patients and has over 3,000 members.

  • 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. The QuitLine (1-800-QUIT-NOW) offers free, confidential coaching on how to quit smoking or chewing tobacco. It 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).

  • Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction. A resource for parents, students, and school nurses for information on school based asthma. Search for asthma in the search engine for useful documents.

Environmental Asthma

Last Revised: June 19, 2018