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Asthma Resources

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Access Archived Audio and PowerPoint Presentations on best practice asthma care and management.

Validated self-assessment tools to help monitor asthma control in patients

Asthma Therapy Assessment Questionnaire (ATAQ )
This survey can be downloaded and printed from the website for the use of your practice. It is available for both children and adults in English and Spanish.
Asthma Control Questionnaire (ACQ )
The ACQ is freely distributed to clinicians, academics and non-commercial organizations.
Asthma Control Test (ACT)
This is a 5- item survey that must be requested from Quality Metric.

Reports and references

The EPR-3 Summary Report 2007
From the NIH/NHLBI, the “EPR--3 Summary Report 2007 provides key information on the diagnosis and management of asthma. Summary information is provided on measures of assessment and monitoring, education for a partnership in asthma care, control of environmental factors and comorbid conditions that affect asthma, and medications. Key tables and figures from the full report are included for easy reference.”

Respiratory Inhalers Poster
From the Allergy & Asthma Network Mothers of Asthmatics (AANMA), the “AANMA’s Respiratory Inhalers poster offers medical professionals a side-by-side guide to compare and contrast metered-dose inhalers and dry powder inhalers for asthma, COPD and related respiratory conditions. Factual information at-a-glance for clinical staff reference and patient education covers active and inactive ingredients, age indication, priming, shaking, cleaning and more.”

The Summary of the NAEPP’s EPR-3
The California Asthma Public Health Initiative (CAPHI) 2-page Summary of NAEPP EPR-3: Guidelines for the Diagnosis and Management of Asthma. Contact CAPHI (patricia.laija@cdph.ca.gov) to request laminated copies.

Regional Asthma Management and Prevention (RAMP) Asthma Action Plans
Asthma Action Plans, available at no cost and in four languages: English, Spanish, Chinese, and Vietnamese.

The Burden of Asthma in California: A Surveillance Report (2007)
Learn more about asthma in California.

Sample Guideline for School Nurses
Drafted by the Fresno Unified School District (2010)

Green Cleaning Products Fact Sheet (English)

EPA’s Indoor Air Quality Tools for Schools Action Kit
The TFS Action Kit demonstrates how to carry out a practical plan to improve indoor air problems at little- or no-cost, using straightforward activities and in-house staff. The Kit provides best practices, industry guidelines, sample policies, and a sample IAQ management plan.

Improve Your IAQ IQ Posters
These posters illustrate quick and easy steps teachers and administrators can take to improve indoor air quality.

California County Asthma Data

County Asthma Profiles

Research studies of interest

A comparative study of the effects of an inhaled corticosteroid
Laitinen LA et al.
J Allergy Clin Immunol. 1992; 90:32-42

Pollen immunotherapy reduces the development of asthma in children with seasonal rhinoconjunctivitis (the PAT-study)
Möller C et al.
J Allergy Clin Immunol. 2002 Feb;109(2):251-6.

Specific immunotherapy prevents the onset of new sensitizations in children
Des Roches A et al.
J Allergy Clin Immunol. 1997 Apr;99(4):450-3.

Effectiveness of specific immunotherapy in the treatment of asthma
Ross RN et al.
Clin Ther. 2000 Mar;22(3):329-41.

Patient Assistance

Asthma Reimbursement and Prescription Coverage

EPA’s Indoor Environments Division
Seeks to reduce human health risks posed by contaminants in indoor environments. Find out more about what you are breathing and how to improve the indoor air quality (IAQ) around you. To order useful materials and tools from EPA’s Indoor Air Quality, download a Resources Order Form.

National Environmental Education Foundation (NEEF)
Outlines guidelines for health care providers aimed at integrating environmental management of asthma into pediatric health care.

American College of Preventive Medicine (ACPM) Indoor Air Quality Initiative
Seeks to build health professional capacity to reduce public exposure to indoor pollutants. Here you will find comprehensive educational programming from webcasts to downloadable clinical guidelines.
California Breathing
California Breathing is a program of the California Department of Public Health's Environmental Health Investigations Branch. Our purpose is to advance strategies outlined in the Strategic Plan for Asthma in California 2008-2012.

Asthma Community Network
This online Network is designed for community-based asthma programs and organizations that sponsor them—including representatives of health plans and providers, government health and environmental agencies, nonprofits, coalitions, schools and more.

Regional Asthma Management and Prevention (RAMP)
RAMP’s mission is to reduce the burden of asthma through a comprehensive approach, ranging from clinical management to environmental protection. RAMP collaborates, coordinates, shares resources, advocates, and promotes policy change in order to reduce inequities, strengthen asthma prevention efforts, and improve management for all communities.

RAMP Digest
The purpose of the Digest is to share environmental and clinical information about asthma, including new data and studies, policy developments, workshops, events and other resources. Content for this e-newsletter is provided by RAMP and an array of other asthma partners.

California Asthma Public Health Initiative (CAPHI)
Resources for Health Care Providers

National Asthma Education Certification Board (NAECB)
The NAECB exam is a voluntary testing program used to assess qualified health professionals knowledge in asthma education.

National Jewish Health
Patient education videos on how to use various different asthma medication devices

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