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Doctors explaining how to use an inhaler to a patient. Nearly 25 million Americans are living with asthma—5.5 million of them are children. Rates of asthma are highest among African Americans and Puerto Ricans, boys under age 4, women over age 25, and people living below the poverty line. In 2017 alone, asthma led to more than 1.5 million emergency department visits, 182,000 hospital stays, and 3,400 deaths. For many, the change in seasons—with more allergens in the environment—can increase wheezing, chest tightness, shortness of breath, coughing, or severe asthma attacks.

We hope you will join the Learn More Breathe BetterSM program in our efforts to bring greater attention to asthma. Share these resources to help people recognize its symptoms, and to get diagnosed and treated earlier to live full and healthy lives. Asthma can’t be cured, but it can be controlled.

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Share these videos and animated GIFs on your social media channels or website to help others learn more about managing and controlling asthma. Tag @BreatheBetter on Facebook and Twitter and use the #AsthmaAwareness and #BreatheBetter hashtags so we can like and share your content.

Find additional videos to share on your social media channels or website.

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Learn About Asthma

Asthma is a chronic condition that affects 1 in 13 Americans.

Learn About Treatment for Asthma

Asthma treatment can help you prevent attacks and manage your symptoms.

Learn How to Use an Asthma Action Plan

Watch this video to learn how you can prepare your personal NHLBI Asthma Action Plan.

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Publications and Handouts

Order or download asthma handouts, facts sheets and more. Many of these resources are available in English and Spanish.

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Social Media Resources

At the links below, you will find suggested posts for Facebook and Twitter that you can customize. Don’t forget to tag @BreatheBetter on Facebook and Twitter and use the #AsthmaAwareness and #BreatheBetter hashtags so we can like and share your content.

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Traditional Media Resources

Not using social media? To get your message out, you can announce National Asthma and Allergy Awareness Month in your internal and external publications; reach out to local media and encourage them to include stories on asthma and allergies.

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Additional Federal Resources