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Asthma Control Program

Resources


Action Against Asthma - A Strategic Plan

Action Against Asthma - A Strategic Plan

Action Against Asthma - A Strategic Plan

A Strategic Plan for the Department of Health and Human Services

Addressing Asthma in School Health Programs

Addressing Asthma in School Health Programs

Addressing Asthma in School Health Programs

A healthy student is a student ready to learn. Asthma-friendly schools are those that make the effort to create safe and supportive learning environments for students with asthma.

Adolescent and School Health Program

Adolescent and School Health Program

Adolescent and School Health Program

Promoting the health and well-being of children and adolescents through schools, enabling them to become healthy and productive adults.

Adult Asthma Clinic

Adult Asthma Clinic

Adult Asthma Clinic

The UNM adult asthma clinic offers standardized education for MDI use, spacer use, irritant avoidance, home treatment and written action plans for mild to severe asthmatics.

AirNow Kid's Air

AirNow Kid's Air

AirNow Kid's Air

Offers helpful ways for kids to learn about air quality and clean air.

Allergy & Asthma Network Mothers of Asthmatics

Allergy & Asthma Network Mothers of Asthmatics

Allergy & Asthma Network Mothers of Asthmatics

Leading nonprofit family health organization whose mission is to eliminate unnecessary suffering and death due to asthma, allergies and related conditions through education, advocacy and outreach. - See more at: http://www.aanma.org/about-aanma/#sthash.pxSu7UI0.dpuf

American Academy of Allergy Asthma & Immunology

American Academy of Allergy Asthma & Immunology

American Academy of Allergy Asthma & Immunology

A professional organization with more than 6,800 members in the United States, Canada and 72 other countries.

American Academy of Pediatrics

American Academy of Pediatrics

American Academy of Pediatrics

An organization of 62,000 pediatricians committed to the optimal physical, mental, and social health and well-being for all infants, children, adolescents, and young adults.

American Lung Association

American Lung Association

American Lung Association

The leading organization working to save lives by improving lung health and preventing lung disease through Education, Advocacy and Research.

American Thoracic Society Chapters

American Thoracic Society Chapters

American Thoracic Society Chapters

The roots of the American Thoracic Society reach back to 1905, when a small group of physicians decided that the best way to improve care for tuberculosis patients was to share their experiences and discoveries.

Asthma & Allergy Books

Asthma & Allergy Books

Asthma & Allergy Books

This page lists several books on Asthma & Allergies in children (including descriptions and ordering information).

Asthma & Allergy Foundation of America

Asthma & Allergy Foundation of America

Asthma & Allergy Foundation of America

A not-for-profit organization founded in 1953, is the leading patient organization for people with asthma and allergies, and the oldest asthma and allergy patient group in the world.

Asthma Association of School Administrators

Asthma Association of School Administrators

Asthma Association of School Administrators

AASA was funded for ten years under cooperative agreements from the Centers for Disease Control/Division of Adolescent and School Health. AASA fully supports the involvement of school system leaders to address asthma.

Asthma Awareness Proclamation

Asthma Awareness Proclamation

Asthma Awareness Proclamation

This is a copy of the “Asthma Awareness Month” proclamation for the state of New Mexico dated April 17, 2015.

Asthma Control

Asthma Control

Asthma Control

Asthma is a chronic lung disease with recurring symptoms. Symptoms include wheezing, breathlessness, chest tightness, and coughing.

Asthma Data

Asthma Data

Asthma Data

Measures include asthma hospitalization age-adjusted rates.

Asthma in the United States

Asthma in the United States

Asthma in the United States

The number of people diagnosed with asthma grew by 4.3 million from 2001 to 2009. From 2001 through 2009 asthma rates rose the most among black children, almost a 50% increase.

Asthma Speaker's Kit

Asthma Speaker's Kit

Asthma Speaker's Kit

This 75-slide presentation depicts the pathophysiology of asthma; prevalence, mortality, and morbidity measures at the national level; risk factors; medical management; and the public health response needed to successfully fight asthma.

BAM! Body & Mind

BAM! Body & Mind

BAM! Body & Mind

Designed for kids 9-13 years old, this site gives kids the information they need to make healthy lifestyle choices.

Basic Facts on Asthma

Basic Facts on Asthma

Basic Facts on Asthma

Asthma is a disease that affects your lungs. It is one of the most common long-term diseases of children, but adults can have asthma, too.

BRFSS Interactive Maps

BRFSS Interactive Maps

BRFSS Interactive Maps

This page is part of an interactive mapping application that graphically displays the prevalence of behavioral risk factors at various levels. Using Geographic Information Systems, mapping technology and Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance Data, it allows users to visually compare prevalence data for states, territories, and local areas.

Exploring Asthma

Exploring Asthma

Exploring Asthma

Asthma (AZ-ma) is a chronic (long-term) lung disease that inflames and narrows the airways. Asthma causes recurring periods of wheezing (a whistling sound when you breathe), chest tightness, shortness of breath, and coughing.

Guidelines for the Diagnosis and Management of Asthma

Guidelines for the Diagnosis and Management of Asthma

Guidelines for the Diagnosis and Management of Asthma

This page on the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute website offers guidelines for the diagnosis and management of asthma.

Healthy Homes for Families with Asthma Video

Healthy Homes for Families with Asthma Video

Healthy Homes for Families with Asthma Video

This video was created to be used by Community Health Workers and Community Health Representatives as they work with asthma patients and families to more effectively control asthma symptoms and reduce environmental asthma triggers in the home.

Hogares Saludables para las Familias Con Asma Video

Hogares Saludables para las Familias Con Asma Video

Hogares Saludables para las Familias Con Asma Video

Este video fue creado para ser utilizado por los Trabajadores de la Salud Comunitaria y los Representantes de Salud de la Comunidad mientras trabajan con pacientes asmáticos y familias para controlar de manera más efectiva los síntomas del asma y reducir los desencadenantes ambientales del asma en el hogar.

Indoor Air Quality Tools for Schools

Indoor Air Quality Tools for Schools

Indoor Air Quality Tools for Schools

Use the IAQ Tools for Schools Framework and sustain an effective and comprehensive indoor air quality (IAQ) management program or other overall health and safety initiatives.

Kid's Health Asthma Center

Kid's Health Asthma Center

Kid's Health Asthma Center

Links to government agencies, schools, and education organizations. You can search this site to learn about asthma basics.

Lung Disease Information for the Public, Schools and Childcare Centers

Lung Disease Information for the Public, Schools and Childcare Centers

Lung Disease Information for the Public, Schools and Childcare Centers

Posted on the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute website are publications and fact sheets for public schools and childcare centers on Lung Disease such as asthma, and other lung diseases.

Lung Diseases & Conditions Resources for Healthcare Professionals

Lung Diseases & Conditions Resources for Healthcare Professionals

Lung Diseases & Conditions Resources for Healthcare Professionals

These resources will help keep you informed on the best practices to treat and manage your patients’ care. Included are materials that can be shared with your patients and their families as a valuable tool to help answer some of their questions on lung diseases and conditions.

National Asthma Control Initiative

National Asthma Control Initiative

National Asthma Control Initiative

By working with Strategic Partners, Demonstration Projects, and Clinical Champions, the NACI has shown how to put asthma guidelines into action at home, school, work, health care settings, and the community.

National Asthma Education and Prevention Program

National Asthma Education and Prevention Program

National Asthma Education and Prevention Program

The National Asthma Education and Prevention Program (NAEPP) was initiated in March 1989 to address the growing problem of asthma in the United States. The NAEPP is administered and coordinated by the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI).

New Mexico Council on Asthma

New Mexico Council on Asthma

New Mexico Council on Asthma

New Mexico Council on Asthma’s mission and vision is to reduce asthma health disparities and improve the quality of life for all people with asthma in New Mexico by coordinating statewide efforts, bringing together community organizations and others to achieve sustainable statewide changes in the environment, education and quality of health care as they relate to asthma.

NIEHS Kids

NIEHS Kids

NIEHS Kids

The National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences provides information about asthma and how to control environmental triggers.

NMAC 6.12.2

NMAC 6.12.2

NMAC 6.12.2

Health and safety services for primary and secondary public school administration.

NMAC 6.12.8

NMAC 6.12.8

NMAC 6.12.8

Diabetes self-management by students in the school setting for primary and secondary public school administration.

Open Airways for Schools

Open Airways for Schools

Open Airways for Schools

Elementary school children can learn to manage their own asthma when they participate in the American Lung Association's award-winning Open Airways For Schools program.

Pediatric Pulmonology

Pediatric Pulmonology

Pediatric Pulmonology

The UNM pediatric pulmonology team sees patients with any pediatric respiratory problems including cystic fibrosis, asthma, neuromuscular diseases, pediatric rheumatologic diseases, bronchopulmonary dysplasia, ventilator dependence, tracheostomy dependence, sleep disorders, bronchiectasis, and chronic lung disease.

Physician Asthma Care Education

Physician Asthma Care Education

Physician Asthma Care Education

The PACE program is a two-part interactive, multi-media educational seminar to improve physician awareness, ability, and use of communication and therapeutic techniques for reducing the effects of asthma on children and their families.

Quest for the Code® Asthma Game

Quest for the Code® Asthma Game

Quest for the Code® Asthma Game

The Starlight Children’s Foundation adventure game helps kids and teens, aged 7 to 15 years, learn how to manage their asthma.

Senate Bill 75 - Emergency Medications

Senate Bill 75 - Emergency Medications

Senate Bill 75 - Emergency Medications

Allows schools the option to stock emergency supply of epinephrine auto-injectors and emergency supply of albuterol to be used in an emergency in a school setting.

State Honor Roll of Asthma and Allergy Policies for Schools

State Honor Roll of Asthma and Allergy Policies for Schools

State Honor Roll of Asthma and Allergy Policies for Schools

New Mexico was one of four new states added to the 2015 State Honor Roll of Asthma and Allergy Policies for Schools. This report is part of an annual research project to help identify states with the most comprehensive and preferred statewide public policies supporting people with asthma, food allergies, anaphylaxis and related allergic diseases in US elementary, middle and high schools.