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.

Online Resources

General

  • 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

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

  • Healthy School Environments
    EPA's 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.

  • Tools for Schools
    An EPA comprehensive resource to help schools maintain a healthy environment in school buildings by identifying, correcting, and preventing Indoor Air Quality problems.

  • Top 10 Back-to-School Safety Tips for Kids with Asthma—Fall 2020

    1. Discuss your school’s COVID-19 safety procedures with your child before the first day.  

    2. Remind your child to mask up every day before school. Kids with asthma can safely wear masks.

    3. Ensure your child takes asthma medications as prescribed, so they can better weather coronavirus!

    4. Provide labeled medications to the school nurse with instructions on how and when to administer them.

    5. Fill out school health forms, including emergency protocols and contacts, and fill out a permission form if your child can self-treat.

    6. Provide a copy of your child's asthma action plan to school nurses and teachers.

    7. Review the asthma action plan and school emergency treatment protocols with your child.

    8. Schedule a flu vaccine appointment with your child’s pediatrician in September.

    9. Talk to your school about cleaning protocols if you have concerns. Some cleaning products can make asthma worse, especially with extra cleaning during #COVID19.

    10. Add a face covering and hand sanitizer to your child’s school supply list!

Statewide

  • 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.

  • Occupational Health Surveillance Program. Wisconsin's Occupational Health Program works to track and promote worker's health and work capacity by measuring workplace injury, illness and death rates, educating employers and workers on effective interventions that improve the work environment to become more conducive to worker safety and health. Work-related or occupational asthma information is provided.

  • 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 Quit Line. The Quit Line (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 Quit Line 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: October 19, 2020