Environmental Health

Pediatric Asthma

Resources and training to help manage the environmental triggers of pediatric asthma

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.  Developed in partnership with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) National Asthma Control Program, the training is available online or in-person. 

Provider Training and Resources

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Free Online Course

Environmental Management of Pediatric Asthma Online Course

This eLearning program was developed to help pediatric healthcare providers and clinicians manage environmental asthma triggers and intervention strategies.

Environmental Management of Pediatric Asthma: Guidelines for Health Care Providers

These guidelines aim to integrate environmental management of asthma into pediatric health care and outlines...

Pediatric Environmental History Form

Questionnaires to screen for health conditions associated with environmental exposures.

Environmental History Form for Pediatric Asthma Patients

Asthma Intake form to help identify environmental triggers for children already diagnosed with asthma...

Environmental Intervention Guidelines and Patient Handouts

This resource provides additional follow-up questions and intervention solutions for environmental asthma...

Summer Sharing Series: NEEF Pediatric Asthma Resources

NEEF's Health team participated in the National Asthma Control Program's Summer Sharing Series on August 1...

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Health Resources in Spanish

Ofrecemos muchos de nuestros recursos sobre el asma en español. Haga clic aquí para encontrar.

New Resource

Asthma Management Through Music

Asthma affects more than 25 million individuals in the US. It's a prevalent chronic ailment, especially among young people, with more than 4 million children under 18 diagnosed with asthma. The condition is most pronounced among Black adults, and non-Hispanic Black children are more than twice as likely to have asthma as their non-Hispanic White counterparts.  

EMPOWER is a dynamic educational multimedia collection developed by NEEF and Hip Hop Public Health to make asthma management relatable to young people. Comprised of original songs and animated videos, EMPOWER aims to inspire young people with asthma to take charge of their health with self-management skills.

The EMPOWER message is an asthma self-management resource that supports the CDC’s EXHALE strategies, moving the needle towards Controlling Childhood Asthma and Reducing Emergencies (CCARE).

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Asthma Faculty Champion On-Site Training        

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 Asthma Faculty Champions consists of faculty members at leading academic institutions who:

  • 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, and 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 becoming an Asthma Faculty Champion, or if you would like to arrange for an environmental management of pediatric asthma training in your facility, please contact health@neefusa.org.

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Spotlight Faculty

How Dr. Lisa Cicutto Helps Kids with Asthma

Thanks to the Asthma Faculty Champion Training thousands of pediatricians and school nurses across the country are better equipped to support children with asthma and their families.