Back to School with Asthma - Supporting An Asthma Friendly School

The new school year is fast approaching, and we would like to take a moment to share several helpful tips and resources to support an asthma-friendly school. As you prepare for the upcoming school year, please take a moment to review these resources to ensure that you are well-equipped for a safe and successful school year.

Here are the top 5 ways that school staff can support an asthma-friendly school:

  1. Know which students are at risk for an asthma emergency.
  2. Ensure good indoor air quality (IAQ).
  3. Educate teachers, school staff, parents, and children about asthma.
  4. Encourage physical activity when a student with asthma is able.
  5. Provide tobacco-free buildings and grounds

Asthma Management in Schools Program

The American Lung Association’s Asthma Management in Schools Program provides information and resources to assist personnel to help students with asthma remain healthy, optimize learning, and participate fully in school. 

To learn more about the New York State Asthma Management in Schools Program and how you can empower the students at your school to take control of their asthma, please see the program information here.


On behalf of the Children's Asthma Initiative team, we wish you the best of luck with the school year and encourage you to contact us should you need any support in creating a more asthma-friendly school.