National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute

National Asthma Education and Prevention Program
NAEPP School Asthma Education Subcommittee

How Asthma-Friendly Is Your School?

Students with asthma need proper support at school to keep their asthma under control and be fully active. Use this checklist to find out how well your school serves students with asthma:

If the answer to any question is "no," then it may be harder for students to have good control of their asthma. Uncontrolled asthma can hinder a student's attendance, participation and progress in school. School staff, healthcare providers, and families should work together to make schools more asthma-friendly to promote student health and education.

For more information on keeping students with asthma safe at school, see the list of resources on the next page. National and state laws can help children with asthma.

Resources for Families and School Staff

National Asthma Education and Prevention Program
National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute Information Center
(301) 251-1222

NAEPP School Materials

Allergy & Asthma Network
Mothers of Asthmatics
(800) 878-4403 or (703) 641-9595

American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology
(800) 822-ASMA or (414) 272-6071

American Academy of Pediatrics
(800) 433-9016 or (847) 228-5005

American Association for Respiratory Care
(972) 243-2272

American Association of School Administrators

American College of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology
(800) 842-7777 or (847) 427-1200

American Lung Association
For the affiliate nearest you, call
(800) LUNG USA

American School Health Association
(330) 678-1601

Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America
(800) 7-ASTHMA or (202) 466-7643

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion
Division of Adolescent and School Health
(800) CDC-INFO

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
National Center for Environmental Health
Division of Environmental Hazards and Health Effects
(800) CDC-INFO

National Association of School Boards
(703) 838-6722

National Association of School Nurses
(866) 627-6767

National Association of State Boards of Education
(703) 684-4000

U.S. Department of Education
Office for Civil Rights, Customer Service Team
(800) 421-3481 or (202) 205-5413

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

Asthma cannot be cured but it can be controlled.
Students with asthma should be able to live healthy, active lives with few symptoms.

October 2008