The AAP identifies the key components of effective school-based asthma management and provides practical tips and resources to help schools and primary care providers improve care for students with asthma.

Best Practice and Clinical Guidelines for School-Based Asthma Management

  • School-based Asthma Management Program (SAMPROTM), American Academy of Asthma, Allergy, and Immunology
    Toolkit with slide set, resources on forming a Circle of Support for students with asthma, emergency and action plan templates, and more.
  • Asthma-Friendly Schools Initiative, American Lung Association
    Includes step-by-step toolkit with numerous resources to build an asthma-friendly school and maximize school health services.
  • Strategies for Addressing Asthma in Schools, CDC
    Explanation of key practices for addressing asthma in schools, including providing asthma education, linking students to medical care, improving indoor air quality (IAQ), and developing appropriate policy and protocol.
  • Managing Asthma: A Guide for Schools, National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute
    Guidance for schools on managing asthma, including tools and resources.

Policy Statement

School-based health centers can be an excellent resource for diagnosis, education, treatment, and care coordination. See the American Academy of Pediatrics’ policy statement on this topic for more information about coordination between school-based health centers, primary care, and school health services. 

Key Components of Asthma Management in Schools

Assessing your School-Based Asthma Management Efforts

Other Resources

Collaboration to Support Students with Chronic Conditions, National Association of School Nurses
Compilation of resources on chronic condition management in schools.
Asthma and Physical Activity in the School, National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute
Designed to help school staff support students with asthma participating in physical activity and sports.
Managing Asthma in the School Environment (EPA)
This guide offers valuable information for all school staff, especially school nurses, teachers and maintenance staff, on how to identify and control common environmental factors in schools that trigger asthma episodes.
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