New Program Aims to Improve ASTHMA Care for Adults
Asthma is a complex condition. People can have different levels of asthma, triggers and treatments. Whether you’ve just been diagnosed or have had asthma for some time, you may need help making sense of it all.
The Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA) created the ASTHMA Care for Adults program to help you manage your asthma and improve your health. This program covers a full range of topics someone with asthma needs to know.
This program is available as a self-paced online course for people with asthma and their caregivers. The content is presented in different formats, such as videos, animations, handouts and more.
The program has seven lessons on asthma management. It covers topics such as:
- Asthma basics
- Asthma action plans
- Controlling triggers at home and work
- Knowing if your asthma is not well-controlled
- Working with doctors, caregivers and employers
- Properly using asthma medicines
- Knowing what to do in an emergency
Knowing how to manage asthma is important for better health and quality of life. You can reduce missed work and school days. You can reduce or prevent hospitalizations. And you can do more of the activities you enjoy. The ASTHMA Care for Adults program is a simple program to help you live life without limits.
This publication was produced by the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America with support provided under a cooperative agreement (1 UE1 EH001308) with the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Environmental Health, Atlanta, Georgia. Its contents are solely the responsibility of the authors and do not necessarily represent the official views of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.