Asthma is the leading chronic condition among children and adolescents. The lungs and airways become inflamed when exposed to various triggers, including pollen, pests, respiratory infections, exercise and stress. There are also numerous environmental asthma triggers, such as pollution, cleaning supplies, strong smells and fragrances.

School-based health centers (SBHCs) often provide care for students with asthma, are involved in their care through involvement with the schools or assist with Asthma Action Plans. The following are some resources that may be helpful.

Regional Asthma Management Program and Asthma RAMP Guide

CDC Asthma Program

NMDOH Asthma Control Program

Asthma & Allergy Network

American Lung Association – Clean Air at School

American Lung Association – Clean Air at Home

New Mexico Council on Asthma – Resources

Through funding and partnership with the NM DOH Asthma Control Program, NMASBHC is able to offer SBHCs the opportunity to participate in a mini-grant project to address Environmental Asthma Triggers. Please find information and forms below. The deadline for application is June 26, 2020.

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Presentation – June 11, 2020

2020 Asthma – Project Application Form

2020 Asthma – Work Plan

2020 SBHC Tip Sheet