How Can You Improve Your Asthma?

 

New Program Aims to Improve ASTHMA Care for Adults – Available for Both Individuals and Asthma Educators

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 people with asthma manage it and improve their health. This program covers a full range of topics someone with asthma needs to know.

If you are a person with asthma:
Take our online 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.

If you are an asthma educator:
Get our facilitated course to do one-on-one or in group settings by nurses, respiratory therapists, certified asthma educators, community health workers and other home educators.


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. This knowledge can reduce missed work and school days. It can reduce or prevent hospitalizations. And it helps people with asthma do more of the activities they enjoy. The ASTHMA Care for Adults program is a simple program to help people with asthma 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.

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