Asthma is the most common chronic disease in children. On average, in a classroom of 30 children, three are likely to have asthma (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention). You can learn more about creating an asthma-friendly school by visiting the CDC’s Asthma in Schools page.
Please visit one of our community partners, AIRE Nebraska, for Nebraska-specific resources related to managing asthma in schools.
"Kickin' Asthma" is an asthma self-management education program for kids ages 11-16 (grades 6-10) that empowers them through a fun and interactive approach to asthma self-management. Kickin' Asthma includes different learning techniques suitable for teen-aged kids and highlights self-management practices, such as recognizing triggers and proper medication use.
Open Airways for Schools® (OAS) is a program that educates and empowers children ages 8 to 11 through a fun and interactive approach to asthma self-management. The program teaches children with asthma how to detect the warning signs of asthma, avoid their triggers and make decisions about their health.