Engaging SBHCs in Reducing Environmental Asthma Triggers

Presenters

  • Anne Kelsey Lamb, MPH, Director, Regional Asthma Management & Prevention (RAMP)
  • Janine Y. Saunders, MPH, Senior Project Director, California School-Based Health Alliance

Asthma is the most common cause of disability among children in the U.S. and is the leading cause of school absences due to chronic disease. School-based health centers (SBHCs) are uniquely positioned to help children breathe easier. While many SBHCs across the country are already playing a key role in helping students manage their asthma by providing quality clinical care and education, there is an opportunity for SBHCs to also be leaders in managing the environmental factors that make asthma worse. This webinar describes the types of interventions that SBHC staff can initiate or support to reduce exposure to environmental asthma triggers. The presentation includes case studies, examples, tools, curricula, and resources to help SBHC staff get started. Please download the Asthma Environmental Intervention Guide for SBHCs here.

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