National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute

National Asthma Education and Prevention Program
NAEPP School Asthma Education Subcommittee

How Asthma-Friendly Is Your Child-Care Setting?

Children with asthma need proper support in child-care settings to keep their asthma under control and be fully active. Use the checklist below to find out how well your child-care setting assists children with asthma:

If the answer to any question is "no," children in your child-care setting may be facing obstacles to controlling their asthma. Uncontrolled asthma can hinder a child's attendance, participation, and progress in school. Child-care staff, health professionals, and parents can work together to remove obstacles and promote children's health and development.

Contact the organizations listed for information about asthma and helpful ideas for making school policies and practices more asthma-friendly. Federal and State laws are in place to 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 can be controlled; expect nothing less.
October 2008