New York State Resources

NYS Guide for Asthma Management in Schools (NYSED & NYSDOH 9/2018)
Adapted from the National Institutes of Health, Managing Asthma: A Guide for Schools (2014) and tailored specifically for NYS through a collaboration of the NYSDOH and the NYS Education Department. It provides information to assist school personnel in helping students with asthma remain healthy and participate fully in school.

New York State Children's Asthma Initiative
The Asthma Partnership of New York (APNY), convened by the NYS Asthma Control Program in partnership with the American Lung Association, provides a statewide infrastructure positioned to engage multi-sector partners and key stakeholders in reducing the burden of asthma in New York.

New York State Department of Health Asthma Resources Page
Provides Asthma Clinical Guideline Tool, Asthma Action Plans in English/Spanish with an area for provider attestation and parent permission, NYS Asthma Data, and Statistics, Steps to follow for an Asthma Attack in the School Setting brochures and posters, and resources order form.  

NYSDOH Asthma Dashboard
The New York State (NYS) Asthma Dashboard provides a comprehensive view of asthma and serves as a resource for policymakers, healthcare providers, and other stakeholders. It is leveraged to guide strategic actions, target interventions to serve the highest-risk individuals with asthma, support populations facing a disproportionate burden of asthma, and drive the expansion of evidence-based asthma interventions and policies supportive of asthma control.   

New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene Asthma Resources Page
Includes asthma management and medication fact sheets, an Open Airways School-based Asthma Program, and other resources in multiple languages.   

Other Resources

CDC Asthma
Provides information on developing, implementing, and evaluating school-based asthma programs and a toolkit for districts and schools to create asthma-friendly schools. Includes information for school leaders. 

Allergy & Asthma Network
Provides education, advocacy, and resources for schools and families.

American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology (AAAAI)
This professional organization is made up of allergists/immunologists, other medical specialists, allied health, and related healthcare professionals dedicated to the practice of allergy, asthma, and immunology.  

American Association for Respiratory Care Guide to Aerosol Delivery Devices 5th Edition
Contains information on aerosol delivery technologies and hazards of aerosol therapy that can impact the patient receiving therapy as well as care providers and bystanders. Contains information on the use of spacers with MDI as an alternative for nebulizer treatments.

American Lung Association
Resources for students, families, and schools include Asthma Basics, Asthma-Friendly Schools Initiative, Asthma Medication in Schools, Back to School with Asthma Toolkit, Kickin' Asthma, and Open Airways For Schools.

Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America
Provides support to individuals, schools, and communities about asthma and allergies through support, advocacy, education, and research. 

Global Initiative For Asthma (GINA)
Launched in 1993 in collaboration with the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, National Institutes of Health, USA, and the World Health Organization. GINA’s focus is to reduce asthma prevalence, morbidity, and mortality with recommendations that can be adapted to local conditions, resources, and services. Look for their Pocket Guide for Asthma Management and Prevention for Health Professionals, updated yearly.

National Lung, Blood and Heart Institute (NHLBI) Asthma Resources
Resources for health professionals, schools, and families. Including fact sheets, treatment information, action plans, the Learn More Breathe Better Program and Asthma Management Guidelines with focused 2020 updates and faqs.

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