Pediatric Asthma

Developed in partnership with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) National Asthma Control Program, NEEF's Environmental Management of Pediatric Asthma Guidelines training equips pediatric health care providers and clinicians with knowledge and tools to manage environmental asthma triggers and intervention strategies.  We offer in-person and online options.

NEEF’s Environmental Management of Pediatric Asthma Guidelines for Health Care Providers is a one-hour learning session that engages providers around foundational information and skills for asthma care and management. Sessions are led by trained Asthma Faculty Champions who are practicing pediatric physicians with authentic engagement and years of serving children and families. This network of Pediatric Asthma Faculty Champions are faculty members at leading academic institutions. In each of ten US regions, these pediatricians:

  • Take a leadership role in integrating environmental management of pediatric asthma into medical and nursing schools in a sustainable fashion
  • Train their colleagues, teach courses, provide expertise and support in their institutions and surrounding communities
  • Serve models for integrating environmental management of asthma into health professional education

If you are interested in finding out more about the Faculty Champions, or if you would like to arrange for an environmental management of pediatric asthma training in your region, please contact

NEEF's Environmental Management of Pediatric Asthma: Online Course is an accredited eLearning program developed to help pediatric healthcare providers and clinicians manage environmental asthma triggers and intervention strategies. The 90-minute online course makes use of case studies, guided exercise, and open dialogue to develop the skills required to identify environmental triggers and implement evidence-based environmental interventions for asthma.  You can learn more and register for the course below.


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Environmental Management of Pediatric Asthma

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