May is Asthma Awareness Month
Participate in Asthma Awareness Month!
Each May, thousands of organizations across the U.S. join together for Asthma Awareness Month (AAM) in an effort to increase public awareness and improve the lives of children and families with asthma. Be part of this national effort to get asthma under control in communities nationwide!
Use the tools and resources identified below to plan and promote your program’s AAM activities and events.
Browse AAM Events
Identify Partners in Your Community
Find and Share Resources
Search the Resource Bank to inform your program’s work. The Resource Bank has everything from checklists and asthma action plans to education and outreach materials and community health worker tools.
To search for what you need, use the advanced search feature:
- Visit the Resource Bank.
- Click on the “show advanced search” button.
- Check the boxes under “Resource Category,” “Resource Type,” “Language,” “Literacy Level,” and “Target Audience” based on your resource needs.
- Click the “search” button at the bottom of the page.
- To start a new search, click the “start new search button.”
To share your program’s resources:
- Visit the Resource Bank.
- In the green box on the page, click the "add your resource" button.
- Complete the fields and upload your resource.
- Make sure to click the "save" button at the bottom of the page to add your resource.
- To add another resource, simply repeat steps 1-4 above.
Check out these Top Five Resources:
- Guide to Asthma Policy for Housing and Schools
American Lung Association
- School Flag Program
EPA Asthma Team
- Asthma Clinical Guidelines Flip Chart
AH! Asthma Health
- Asthma Triggers Coloring Book
EPA Region 4
- Environmental Improvements for Children’s Asthma: The Impact on Symptom Burden and Return on Investment of a Home-Based Environmental Assessment and Modification Project
American Lung Association of Minnesota
Plan AAM Events
Download EPA’s Asthma Awareness Month Event Planning Kit, which features new ideas for outreach and awareness activities, tips for working with the media, success stories and much more.
Add AAM Events
Publicize your community’s AAM Event on the AsthmaCommunityNetwork.org Events Calendar. Make sure to designate it as an "Asthma Awareness Month" event so others can easily recognize that your event is part of this national effort.
Have Multiple Events?
Add each event separately to maximize your marketing impact. You’ll also be able to track how many people RSVP for each event.
Read and Share AAM Stories
After your event takes place, let other AsthmaCommunityNetwork.org members know how it went by writing a blog post. This is a quick, easy way to share your successes with the community. You can even upload pictures from your events! Your stories can also help others in planning their own successful events.
Does your program have a great resource you would like to share with other AsthmaCommunityNetwork.org members? If so, add your resource(s) to the Resource Bank. The Resource Bank also allows you to search for resources from other Network members that may be helpful in informing your work.
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Addressing asthma's environmental triggers at home keeps kids from ending up in the hospital later.
English, Home/Housing, Website, Other
Asthma Triggers: A Guide for Parents, Teachers, Doctors, and Nurses is a free e-book about reducing asthma triggers and the links between asthma and air pollution. In English and Spanish.
Brochure, Community Health/Outreach Worker Tool, English, Education/Outreach Materials, Fact Sheet, Environmental Assessment/Checklist, Home/Housing, Spanish, Website, Other
ASTHMA AWARENESS TOOLKIT FROM EPA website
Community Health/Outreach Worker Tool, Community Setting, Document (PDF, Word, Excel), Fact Sheet, Training Materials, Training/Educational Kit, School
Asthma Information Educators
Booklet, Education/Outreach Materials, Reference Guide
Information on Asthma
Tobacco Free Resources for Clinicians and Communities that are targeted toward the underserved and with specific materials for ethnic groups, HIV positive, and pregnant women. www.clinicians.org/tobaccofree
English, Education/Outreach Materials, Website
It’s time to overcome the heavy burden of childhood asthma. Although we don’t have all the pieces of the childhood asthma puzzle, we know enough to better manage this chronic condition and help millions of families across America.
English, Document (PDF, Word, Excel), Fact Sheet, Other
The Boston smoke-free homes is a resource website where landlords, tenants and general community can access information about making the home environment smoke-free.
Asthma Friendly Policies, English, Day Care, Education/Outreach Materials, Home/Housing, Website
Natural cleaning recipes that will not flare-up your asthma.
Document (PDF, Word, Excel), Education/Outreach Materials, Other