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DC Asthma Action Plan:

Download DC's standard Asthma Action Plan form for children and adults endorsed by the DC Department of Health. Available in English and Spanish, and as a customizable computer-based form, the Asthma Action Plan includes copies to share with schools, childcare providers, nursing homes, and other caregivers. It also fulfills the requirements for student self-administration of asthma medication under DC's Student Access to Treatment Act of 2007. The National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute's 2007 revised Guidelines for the Diagnosis and Management of Asthma recommends that all children and adults with asthma have a written asthma action/management plan, developed jointly with their healthcare provider.

Training and Certification:

NEW: Asthma Quality Improvement (QI) Learning Collaborative tools for your clinical practice now available online from the Children’s National Health Network.

UPDATED: Physician Asthma Care Education (PACE) Program (NHLBI)

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Physician Asthma Care Education (PACE) - Center for Managing Chronic Disease, University of Michigan

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Applying the Physician Asthma Care Education (PACE) Program to Underserved Communities - University of California, San Francisco

NEW: Asthma Management and Education Online continuing education program for allied health professionals (AAFA)

Asthma & Allergy Essentials for Child Care Providers© (AAFA)

National Asthma Educator Certification Board

Medscape - Allergy & Clinical Immunology (CME/CE programs)

Clinical Practice Guidelines:

CDC Influenza Vaccination Recommendations

National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute Information for Health Professionals

Guidelines for the Diagnosis and Management of Asthma: NAEPP Expert Panel Report 3 (2007)

American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology (AAAAI clinical guidelines and tools)

Training Resources from NHLBI-funded National Asthma Control Initiative (NACI) partners:

ABFM Self-Assessment Module on Asthma (CME/Maintenance of Certification) - American Board of Family Medicine

Asthma and Allergy Toolkit - National Medical Association

Asthma Guideline Implementation Steps & Tools (GIST) - Michigan Department of Community Health

ASTHMA IQ for Primary Care (CME/Maintenance of Certification) - American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology

Clinician CME and Patient Videos - National Asthma Campaign

Great American Asthma Challenge - Allergy & Asthma Network Mothers of Asthmatics

Pediatric Asthma Initiative - National Environmental Education Foundation

Physician Asthma Care Education (PACE) - Center for Managing Chronic Disease, University of Michigan

Applying the Physician Asthma Care Education (PACE) Program to Underserved Communities - University of California, San Francisco

School Asthma Resource Portal - American School Health Association

Spirometry 360 Training and Feedback Program - University of Washington

Tools for Effective Asthma Management in Schools - Los Angeles Unified School District

Key Allergy and Asthma Organizations:

Allergy and Asthma Network Mothers of Asthmatics

American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology

American Lung Association

Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America

Food Allergy & Anaphylaxis Network

National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute

Latest News, Articles, and Research:

Environews by Topic: Asthma (Journal of the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences)

GOOGLE Asthma News

GOOGLE SCHOLAR Articles

Medline Plus-Asthma (National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health)

PubMed (National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health)

YAHOO Asthma News

Asthma Speaker Kits:

Asthma in America (GlaxoSmithKline)

Asthma Speaker's Kit for Health Care Professionals (CDC)

Kit de presentación sobre el asma para profesionales de la salud (CDC)

Children & Asthma in America (GlaxoSmithKline)

2006 Teaching Slide Set (Global Initiative for Asthma)

Prescription Assistance Programs:

Center for Medicare & Medicaid Services - includes information on signing up for Medicare prescription drug coverage. (U.S. Department of Health and Human Services)

DC Pharmaceutical Resource Center or 202-772-4332 (Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Washington)

MedBank of Maryland - a non-profit organization dedicated to accessing free prescription drugs for low-income, chronically ill Marylanders, from the world’s largest pharmaceutical manufacturers.

Partnership for Prescription Assistance or 1-888-4PPA-NOW (1-888-477-2669) - a national program sponsored by America's pharmaceutical research companies to help patients in need access prescription medicines.

Coalitions and Collaborative Partnerships:

Allies Against Asthma - Asthma Health Outcomes Project, asthma products and resources, coalitions.

CDC/NCEH Asthma Web page and State Grantees

EPA Indoor Air Quality

Major Asthma Data Tracking Systems

American Lung Association (various reports and fact sheets)

Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (CDC)

FastStats - Asthma (CDC/NCHS)

Policy and Legislation:

AANMA Breathe At School (state and federal laws, poster, school kit)

Asthma-Related State Legislation and Statutes Database (National Conference of State Legislatures)

Improving Childhood Asthma Outcomes in the United States: A Blueprint for Policy Action available for free download in pdf format. (RAND)

Environment:

Alliance for Healthy Homes

American Lung Association (Air Quality)

Children’s Environmental Health Network

Clean Air Partners (Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments)

Coalition for Environmentally Safe Communities

BreatheEasy DC (American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network)

Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids - initiatives, fact sheets, media, reports, Kick Butts Day.

DC Department of Health Air Quality Division

DC Department of Health Tobacco Control Program

DC Tobacco Free Families Campaign

Lead Safe DC/National Nursing Centers Consortium

Mid-Atlantic Center for Children’s Health and the Environment

National Safety Council

Smokefree DC - advocates for smokefree air for Washington workers

Medical and Allied Health Organizations:

Allergy & Asthma Disease Management Center (AAAAI)

Allergy and Asthma Network Mothers of Asthmatics, Inc.

American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology

American Academy of Family Physicians

American Academy of Pediatrics

American Academy of Physician Assistants

American Association of Respiratory Care

American Medical Association

American College of Chest Physicians

American College of Physicians

American Association for Respiratory Care

American Association of Occupational Health Nurses, Inc.

American College of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology

American College of Chest Physicians

American College of Emergency Physicians

American Lung Association

American Medical Association

APhA Foundation

American Society of Health-System Pharmacists

American Thoracic Society

Association of Clinicians for the Underserved

Association of State and Territorial Directors of Health Promotion and Public Health Education

Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America

European Federation of Asthma and Allergy Associations

Global Initiative for Asthma

Immune Deficiency Foundation

National Asthma Education & Prevention Program

National Black Nurses Association

National Jewish Medical and Research Center

National Medical Association

National School Boards Association

Office of Minority Health Resource Center

Society for Public Health Education

Government Agencies:

Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ)

Environmental Protection Agency

Medline Plus-Asthma (National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health)

National Center for Environmental Health

National Center for Health Statistics

National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute

National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health

National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

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