Asthma Management

Asthma Management is Respiratory Health Association’s one hour educational program developed for adult caregivers of children with asthma. The program helps caregivers better recognize and more effectively support children with asthma.

Who is the training designed for?

Asthma Management can be taught to:

  • Teachers, school staff and bus drivers
  • Childcare providers
  • Parent groups
  • Faith-based organizations
  • Community groups

To date, RHA staff have delivered the Asthma Management program to over 30,000 adult caregivers of children living with asthma.

What will I learn?

Asthma Management covers content set forth in National Asthma Education and Prevention Program (NAEPP) guidelines including:

  • Early recognition of asthma symptoms
  • Common asthma triggers
  • Trigger avoidance strategies
  • Proper inhaler use
  • Descriptions of various asthma medications

RHA’s Asthma Management program is tailored to meet the needs of each audience. Participants in Asthma Management complete pre- and post-surveys to assess knowledge gain and intent for behavior change.

How do I take the Asthma Management training?

RHA can deliver Asthma Management training to groups of 25 people or more. To bring Asthma Management to your school or community setting, contact Jalia Wilkins, Program Coordinator, at jwilkins@resphealth.org or by phone at (312) 628-0227 for more information.

Asthma Management Online Training

In collaboration with the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) and Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE), Respiratory Health Association developed Asthma Management for School Staff, an online training* that highlights appropriate emergency response procedures as well as Illinois policies that apply to asthma management in schools.

*Please note that this training video with IDPH and ISBE was produced in 2017 and we are no longer offering certificates of completion nor is the survey link referenced in the video live.

Asthma Management and Radon Awareness for Childcare Providers

Asthma Management and Radon Awareness is a combined 90-minute virtual training offered to childcare providers. Asthma Management provides information on how daycare providers can identify when a child is having an asthma episode, how to avoid triggers and proper medication adherence. Radon awareness provides an overview of radon and radon testing policies for day care providers.

This training is offered by webinar and is free of charge for daycare providers in Illinois. Each inhome daycare provider will receive a free radon test kit by mail following the training.

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