Asthma Safe Kids
Asthma Safe Kids (ASK) is an in-home education program focused on children with asthma under the age of 18. The goal of ASK is to increase caregivers’ awareness of asthma triggers in the home, and decrease the exposure of asthmatic children to these triggers. As a result, the asthmatic children will have fewer asthma attacks and fewer Emergency Department visits and hospitalizations.
Program Overview: The Asthma Safe Kids curriculum is based on the American Lung Association’s Attack Asthma and has been adapted to teach parents about how to address asthma triggers in their own home. Caregivers usually receive two home visits, during which the outreach worker educates them on how to reduce asthma triggers in the home. Cleaning supplies are given to the caregivers and they are shown how to eliminate the triggers. The supplies include: mattress and pillow covers, laundry detergent, roach bait, rodent traps, dusting wipes and other incentives.