Asthma is the leading cause of school absence due to chronic illness.
An estimated 13.8 million school days are lost per year due to asthma. Sending your child with asthma to school can create concerns for both of you. The best way to keep your child’s asthma controlled and prevent asthma emergencies at school is to plan ahead.
RESCUE Illinois Schools Program
Make sure staff are prepared to respond to asthma emergencies at your school! The RESCUE Illinois Schools program is now available at no cost to all Illinois schools. Receive training and materials for asthma management, as well as instructions on how to obtain undesignated asthma medication. Interested in learning more? Please contact Erica Salem at firstname.lastname@example.org.