Asthma Start Program
- Education to families about asthma, asthma triggers, prevention of asthma attacks, asthma medications, and modeling of questions to ask health care providers.
- Home inspections to identify the causes or triggers of a child’s asthma attacks.
- Developing individualized goals tailored to each family’s specific needs.
- Collaboration with schools and day care providers to ensure that asthma medication is available for every child with asthma at the site. Asthma education is also provided to staff at schools and day care providers.
- Collaboration with medical providers at local hospitals and clinics.
- Assistance with housing, employment, and health insurance.
- Assistance with advocating to landlords to improve healthy housing.
- Providing referrals to smoking cessation services and other services as needed.
Program Brochure (pediatricians): English
Program Brochure (Daycares, Preschools, Childcare Centers): English
What is Asthma?
Asthma Start Program goals are to:
- prevent emergency room visits and hospitalizations related to asthma
- enhance awareness and understanding of asthma
- improve the ability of families to control the child’s asthma
- prevent missed days of work and school
Major Events and Activities:
Asthma Awareness Month – May