Asthma Management in Schools


Improve Asthma Management at Your School can help in two ways. First, asthma is a leading cause of school absenteeism. In 2008, asthma accounted for an estimated 14.4 million lost days of school among children nationally. Also when a student’s asthma is not under control, it negatively impacts academic performance and limits participation in school activities and sports. Schools with an effective and systematic approach to asthma management have the potential to enable students with asthma to gain and keep control of their disease, resulting in a healthier student body. When asthma is under control, students are ready and able to learn and less likely to miss school. Studies have also shown an increase in academic performance and test scores.

Asthma Management Resources for Schools
Indiana Asthma Friendly Schools Recognition Program Guide Book – to receive a copy contact the ISDH Asthma program at ISDHasthma@isdh.in.gov
American Lung Association Asthma Friendly Schools Initiative
Asthma Triggers Pest Press