Asthma in Children: Resources
We’ve created a website just for kids with asthma. Click here to:
- learn how to control your asthma
- recognize asthma attack warning signs
- learn how to use your inhaler the right way
- learn how to get rid of asthma triggers
- learn about Hurley Asthma Camp
- find games, books, puzzles, and ideas for school projects
- watch 2 videos starring real kids
Watch our asthma videos
1. To watch a video showing you how to get rid of asthma triggers in your house, click here.
2. To watch a video about kids learning how to use their inhalers correctly, click here.
Helpful asthma websites and information
Hurley Asthma Clinic (general asthma information and Pediatric Asthma Classes)
Hurley Pediatric Asthma Classes (at the Hurley Children’s Asthma Clinic)
Hurley Pediatric Asthma Support Groups through the Genesee County Asthma Network
Genesee County Asthma Network
Allergy and Asthma Network-Mothers of Asthmatics
Allies Against Asthma
American Lung Association of Midland States
(800) 543-LUNG (5864)
Asthma Community Network
Healthy School Assessment Tool (HSAT)
The HSAT is an online assessment to help your school create a healthier school environment. If you represent a Michigan school and want to know what you can do to improve your school's health, visit the HSAT website.
Asthma Friendly Schools Initiative (American Lung Association)
The Asthma Friendly Schools Initiative provides a framework and tools that schools can use for asthma management, including planning tools, policy recommendations, and education programs.
Managing Asthma: A Guide for Schools
With this guide you can establish a simple-to-follow asthma-friendly program in your school. You will be able to brief teachers, coaches, guidance counselors, school nurses, and even the principal on their special roles in making your school asthma-friendly.
The Latest Research on Asthma
The Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology (JACI) is the official scientific journal of the AAAAI, and is the most-cited journal in the field of allergy and clinical immunology. Click here for the current issue as well as archive articles.
Michigan School Inhaler Law: Legislation allowing Michigan public and nonpublic school children, under certain conditions, to carry and self administer prescribed asthma and allergy medications on school grounds and during school sponsored activities was amended to the Michigan School Code in 2000 and 2004. This ensures that students with asthma and allergies have immediate access to life-saving medications. For more information, click here.