ALA’s Asthma Programs. Reducing the Burden of Illness and Death Katherine Pruitt Director, Best Practices CDC Teleconference May 2003. About the Lung Association. Founded in 1904 to combat tuberculosis Current mission is to prevent lung disease and promote lung health
ALA’s Asthma Programs
Reducing the Burden of Illness and Death
Director, Best Practices
School-based asthma education program, developed and tested at Columbia University
Teaches children, aged 8-11, how to detect asthma warning signs and environmental factors that can trigger an asthma attack
The US Government Accounting Office estimates that 28,100 schools housing some 15.5 million students, have less than adequate heating, ventilation and air conditioning systems. 15,000 schools, housing about 8.4 million students, characterized their air quality as unsatisfactory.
IAQ TfS Components
An overview of IAQ
IAQ Management Plan
A flexible format foraction
Resolving IAQ Problems
How to identify and fix IAQ problems
Additional supporting information
Renovation and Repairs
“Does the flu vaccine make asthma better, worse or have no effect?”
“The inactivated influenza vaccine is safe to administer to adults and children with asthma, including those with severe asthma. Given the morbidity of influenza, all those with asthma should receive the vaccine annually.”
N Engl J Med 2001;345:1529-36
Lung disease is the third leading cause of death in America.
Over the last decade, the death rate from lung disease has been growing faster than the rate from almost any other leading killer.
Since 1904, the American Lung Association has been fighting lung disease through education, community service, advocacy, and research. We are working to help those who suffer from lung disease today, and to stop the spread of lung disease tomorrow.
To succeed, we need your support. Contact your local Lung Association to find out how you can join the fight.