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Asthma Resources

Use the links on this page to find resources and information about asthma.

  • Environmental Kids Club—The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) provides environment-focused classroom resources and project ideas for kids in kindergarten through 12th grade.
  • Healthy Schools—Learn about efforts from the CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) to manage asthma in schools.

  • American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology—The professional membership association for respiratory care professionals and allied health specialists interested in cardiopulmonary care provides resources on allergies, asthma, and immune deficiency disorders.
  • American Academy of Pediatrics—The academy’s parenting website,, helps you:
    • Identify and avoid asthma and allergy triggers.
    • Manage symptoms.
    • Recognize and prevent asthma attacks.
    • Understand medications.
  • American Association for Respiratory Care—The professional membership association for respiratory care professionals and allied health specialists interested in cardiopulmonary care provides asthma resources.
  • American College of Allergy, Asthma, & Immunology—This clinical association promotes research, advocacy, and professional and public education.
  • MedlinePlus – Asthma—This resource from the National Library of Medicine provides information on asthma, including:
    • How it’s diagnosed.
    • Symptoms.
    • Treatment options.
    • Who is at-risk.
  • National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute—The institute’s “Guidelines for the Diagnosis and Management of Asthma 2007 (EPR-3)” outlines four essential parts of asthma care, including:
    • Assessment and monitoring.
    • Control of the factors that contribute to asthma’s severity.
    • Patient education.
    • Treatment with prescription drugs.

  • Allergy & Asthma Network—Find answers to your questions about how to reduce asthma and allergy symptoms, and how to prevent flare-ups.
  • Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America—Find information and resources from the leading national nonprofit organization for people with allergies and asthma.
  • CDC—The CDC’s National Asthma Control Program supports our goals to reduce:
    • Activity limits due to asthma.
    • Deaths.
    • Emergency room visits.
    • Hospitalizations.
    • Missed days at school or work.
  • CDC EXHALE Guidelines—The CDC’s National Asthma Control Program developed EXHALE, a set of six strategies that contribute to better asthma control through:
    • Education on asthma self-management.
    • X-tinguishing smoking and exposure to secondhand smoke.
    • Home visits to reduce asthma triggers and teach self-management.
    • Achievement of guidelines-based medical management.
    • Linkages and coordination of care across settings.
    • Environmental policies or best practices to reduce asthma triggers from indoor, outdoor, or occupational sources.
  • Healthy People 2030—As the prevention agenda for the United States, Healthy People 2030 sets data-driven national objectives to improve health and well-being.
  • Maternal and Child Health Library—Use this professional guide to find a selection of current, high-quality resources about asthma in kids and adolescents, including asthma’s prevalence and its impact on:
    • Communities.
    • Homes.
    • Schools.
  • Region 5 Air and Radiation Division—The EPA Region 5’s Asthma Program helps people manage their asthma throughout:
    • Illinois.
    • Indiana.
    • Michigan.
    • Minnesota.
    • Ohio.
    • Wisconsin.

  • Green and Healthy Schools Wisconsin—Learn about resources to create a green and healthy school that benefits kids with asthma.
  • Healthy School Environments—This EPA site provides one-stop access to programs and resources that help prevent and resolve environmental issues in schools.
  • National Association of School Nurses—This specialty nursing nonprofit represents school nurses and works to improve the health and educational success of children.
  • Tools for Schools—This comprehensive EPA resource helps schools maintain a healthy environment by identifying, correcting, and preventing air quality issues.

Last revised October 6, 2023