|| Founded in 1985, AANMA is a national
nonprofit network of families whose desire is to overcome,
not cope with, allergies and asthma. The shortest route to
that goal is knowledge - that's why AANMA produces the most
accurate, timely, practical, and livable alternatives to suffering.
site also provides a large number of reading material
on asthma and allergy, for parents and children.
College of Allergy & Asthma
(ACAA), where learning about allergies and asthma is
fun and rewarding. Take classes 24 hours a day!
online is required. Each class requires about 3 - 5 minutes
to complete. Class content is written by AANMA staff writers
and edited for medical
accuracy by AANMA’s medical advisors unless noted otherwise.
Note: We could use these online lessons as preparation material
if a group of students are going to attend one of the activities
or visit the museum/ science center to learn about asthma
AAAAI is a medical specialty organization, which facilitate
advancement of the knowledge and practice of
allergy, asthma and immunology
for optimal patient care.
publishes a journal and a number of newsletters, pamphlets
and Asthma Tool Kit for School Nurses section
includes PowerPoint Presentations and
a list of handouts.
list of publications for consumers.
to Remember and Easy
Reader Sheets, an excellent bilingual brochure
series, which covers a wide array of topics for patients
diseases. These are inexpensive when bought in bulk.
created for kids has lots of fun activities to help you
learn about managing your allergies and asthma. Some of the free
of charge activities includes puzzles
and games and
Al and his pals, are gif pages which we can print. There
are two colorful story books, available in Spanish as well.
American Academy of Pediatrics
mission of the AAP is to attain optimal physical, mental
and social health and well-being for all
infants, children, adolescents
and young adults. Their web site offers a section on Health
Topics/Diseases and Conditions.
and Conditions web pages address prevention, symptoms,
and treatment of medical problems. Look here for
information on how to help families work with their pediatricians
to understand and manage childhood health conditions.
Allergy & Immunology featured item section carries
a series of PDF pamphlets,
which we can print and use as info sheets. These are suitable
American Lung Association® is the oldest voluntary
health organization in the United States, with a National Office
and constituent and affiliate associations around the country.
Founded in 1904 to fight tuberculosis, the American Lung Association® today
fights lung disease in all its forms, with special emphasis
on asthma, tobacco control and environmental health.
Lung Association's multimedia library features broadcast-standard
video and audio, still images and graphics, as well as relevant
documents. Journalists can search, preview and order free
broadcast standard video and other American Lung Association
Registration and ordering is completely free and takes just
I signed up to use this multimedia library and previewed
some of the still images video clips. There are several images
and posters we could use. They are free as
well as the videos,and some of them are in Spanish too.
They could be received as mpg files
video tapes. We will
have 7 days from the day we order to access the content after
If you need to preview any of the material let
me know, I'll give my login and password.
and Allergy Foundation of America
AAFA organization offers educational tools for patients,
caregivers and health professionals.
of their programs, materials and tools are validated by
leading health authorities and recognized nationally as
important strategies in the management of asthma and allergies.
Some of the materials are bilingual.
have free of charge action cards, which
are downloadable, and inexpensive series of brochures.
Asthma Action Card
is a free web resource on asthma disease. Asthmacure.com
by Indian Asthma Care Society for providing useful information
and tips for asthma patients, their family members and friends.
Indian Asthma Care Society is a leading non-profit organization
of India that strives to spread knowledge in the society by
educating people on asthma and smoking. They achieve their
goals on these social causes by organizing public campaigns,
programs, counseling programs, and forums and others.
site has information about both asthma and allergies. The "Understanding
Asthma" page has important asthma information
and an Asthma
Movie, which has clear images and uses the character"Tintin" throughout
the site as the Asthma patient.
| AsthmaMoms is a network
of families sharing answers for managing their children's asthma.
It's also a community of concerned parents, reassuring one
another that their deepest fears about their children's asthma
can be overcome. It provides what the medical organizations
can't, a supportive community of parents.
What makes AsthmaMoms different is that it's a live interactive
site, for you and by you. You're invited to enjoy the resources.
By sharing your secrets with others, this site will become
more and more valuable.
Moms site offers a collection of useful information for
parents of asthmatic children. Out of this wealth of information
and Spanish Asthma Videos,
are two unique on-line asthma videos: "Health
at Home: Controlling Asthma at Home" or "La
Salud en el Hogar: El Cotndrol del Asma" (prepared
by the American Lung Association and the U.S. Environmental
Agency) and "Making a Difference ... Asthma
Management in the School" (prepared by the
National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute of the National
Institutes of Health)
Note: the Real Player version of these videos didn't work on
of asthma information is also available in Spanish and
there is a discussion forum for you to share
asthma tips and experiences to assist others.
AMBIENT Project is a systemic approach to environmental
health science education. Focused around the four environmental
themes of air, water, soil and food, as well as an additional
emphasis on ethics and toxicology, a health-science problem-based
learning approach is being delivered by trained teachers
to the ethnically diverse population of high school students
in Miami-Dade County.
Module: The AMBIENT curriculum air module is comprised
of a number of segments. Some of these segments can be
taught independently and others are meant to be used
together in a certain order. We could use several segments
from this curriculum module for our purposes:
Project is conducted by the Department of Biochemistry and
Molecular Biophysics. This project offers several pre-college
level biology activities for students and teachers.
Toxicology Problem Set
This problem set is designed to help you understand the basic anatomy and physiology
of the respiratory organs, primarily the lungs. You will learn about lung development,
respiratory toxicology, second-hand tobacco smoke, asthma, and lung cancer. A
good tool for a hands on computer lab setting.
this problem set.
CDC is recognized as the lead federal agency for protecting
health and safety of people - at home
and abroad, providing credible information to enhance health
decisions, and promoting health through strong partnerships.
the National Asthma Control Program in 1999. The program
supports the goals and objectives
of Healthy People 2010 for asthma.
National Center for
Environmental Health (NCEH) strives
to promote health and
quality of life by preventing or controlling
those diseases or deaths that result from interactions between
people and their environment.
Speaker's Kit for Health Care Professionals
This slide presentation depicts the pathophysiology of the
disease; prevalence, mortality, and morbidity measures at the
national level; risk factors; medical management; and the public
health response needed to successfully fight asthma.
Asthma's Impact on Children and Adolescents
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) conducts
a number of child- and adolescent-related asthma control
programs and activities throughout many of its centers, institutes,
and offices. Following are examples of some major ongoing
|| The Consortium on Children's Asthma
Camps has taken an important role in coordinating the activities
promoting the quality of medical care and asthma education,
and advancing the positive impact of the camps on the lives
of children with asthma.
Adventures is packed with playful and creative educational
activities for use at Asthma Camps or other group learning
They are in PDF format and could download for free.
manual is divided into five chapters: Anatomy Activities,
Medication Activities, Trigger & Early Warning Signs,
Feeling Activities and Coping Activities.
School lesson plans are written by teachers for teachers.
The homepage of this site provides free clip art, puzzles
|| Allergy vs. Viruses
Objectives of the lesson:
1. Understand how a virus and an
allergen infect the body and how the body responds to each
2. Create flowcharts to show the body’s reaction to the
common cold (a viral infection) or hay fever (an allergic reaction)
3. Examine the differences in how colds and allergies are diagnosed
Breathers is a multimedia resource featuring a video and
Web site designed to teach high school students (ages
13 and up) about the connection between transportation choices
and air pollution. Easy Breathers was produced by high school
students in a project-based learning environment.
a dodge-type game. Ed has a problem with the exhaust that
comes from cars.You need to help avoid the pollution
coming out of the back of these combustion-engine beasts
as Ed flies past them in his hyper-electro car.
are several accompanying information links and "Learn
about asthma" is one of them. This
will be an entertaining tool for a hands on computer
program includes a video it is where the Easy Breathers
story began. This could be obtained free of charge.
site concentrates on the latest episode, "Breaking the
Mold," and includes standards-based lesson plans and
reproducible activities for you to share with your students,
suggestions for ways to use the video in your classroom,
and detailed background information about indoor air pollution
and its health effects.
all have the copies of this video. We could possibly use
the video in class room presentations and get the middle
school students to do the accompanying lesson plans with
help of the teachers.
We could lend
the video to the teachers, if they are unable to purchase
response to the growing asthma problem, EPA created a national,
multifaceted asthma education and outreach program
to share information about environmental factors -- found
indoors and outdoors -- that trigger asthma. Although there
is no cure, asthma can be controlled through medical treatment
and management of environmental asthma triggers.
is a very useful Asthma site within the EPA site. This
amount of information and resources designed
for different audience groups, and links to numerous external
resources. Most of these resources are available in Spanish
A.I.R.E (Air Information Resources for Educators)
was developed by EPA to focus the attention of students
on air pollution issues. These units encourage students
to think about air pollution problems and the alternatives
for resolving them. Topics covered include: air quality,
rainforests, radon, the creation of environmental laws,
the greenhouse effect and ozone.
Note: We could use the air quality lessons
and the reading material.
parents and caregivers: "Attack
Asthma. Learn More." - Find out what you can
do to eliminate asthma triggers in your home.
For Healthcare Professionals
Resources - EPA has developed a wide variety
of no-cost materials in multiple languages
to help raise awareness of asthma and environmental asthma
You could order materials for use at your community outreach
interesting publications/ activity kits:
is a leading producer and distributor of physician-generated
health and medical information on the Web. With the largest
and most distinguished library of original, streaming health
programs and health articles on the Internet, Healthology provides
companies with seamless solutions for their online health information
and educational needs.
site has a collection of Asthma and Allergy streaming videos,
which could be used in presentations.
Homes = Healthy Kids
Homes = Healthy Kids, through its Detroit Project, provides
lead poisoning education and control activities for Detroit.
is a flyer, which they created along with the lead poisoning
||This site provides information to students, teachers,
and partners on responsible laboratory animal care and use
in biomedical research, testing, and education.
series is a free consumable science supplement
for educators. Each issue of BioSTARS is available on two
levels: level A for students in grades 4-6 and level B for
students in grades 7-10. It is also available in Spanish.
is a frequently visited site on the
Web providing doctor-approved health
information about children
from before birth through adolescence. Created by The Nemours
Foundation's Center for Children's Health Media.
has separate areas for kids, teens,
and parents -
each with its own design, age-appropriate content, and
tone. There are thousands of in-depth features,
articles, animations, games, and resources - all original
and all developed by experts in the health of children and
has a page exclusively for allergies,
asthma, and the immune system. The
links on this page provide detailed information. This is a
good site to refer to parents. The pinter-friendly info pages
be used as handouts.
Here are some of the main info pages:
Teens Health site:
Clinic is a charitable, not-for-profit organization based
Minn. Its mission is to provide the best care to every patient
every day through integrated clinical practice, education
is based on the idea of "cooperative medicine"; teams
of experts combine their skills and experience to help solve
people's medical problems. In simple terms, Mayo believes that
two heads are better than one, and five are even better.
site has a A-Z Diseases & Conditions guide. The asthma
and allergy sections provides important information.
is designed to help us find appropriate, authoritative health
information. They we provide
access to information produced by the National Library of Medicine
and the National Institutes of Health, such as searches of
MEDLINE/PubMed, our database that indexes medical research
literature, and ClinicalTrials.gov, the database of research
studies from the National Institutes of Health.
provide a database of full-text drug information,
medical encyclopedia, a medical dictionary, interactive health
tutorials, and the latest health news.
Medical Encyclopedia section if site proves access
to a large number of colorful illustrations and easy read
on Asthma and Allergies.
The tutorials listed in this section are interactive
health education resources from the Patient Education
graphics each tutorial explains a procedure or condition
in easy-to-read language. You can also listen to the tutorial.
NHLBI provides leadership for a national program in diseases
of the heart, blood vessels, lung, and blood; blood resources;
and sleep disorders. Since October 1997, the NHLBI has also
had administrative responsibility for the NIH Woman's Health
For health professionals and the public, the NHLBI conducts educational activities,
including development and dissemination of materials, with an emphasis on prevention.
site provides fact sheets about Asthma and other lung diseases.
Most of the Asthma related publications are in PDF format,
but print copies of some bilingual materials could be ordered
Diseases Information, fact sheets and publications
Asthma Awareness: Curriculum for the Elementary Classroom
for use with elementary school children, these lessons are
easily integrated into a comprehensive health
education curriculum and/or into science as it relates
to body systems and the environment. The lessons
include suggestions for math, art, and language arts activities.
National Jewish Medical and Research Center is a leading
institute for the study and treatment of respiratory, allergic
host a special site
for asthma information. You could learn
all about asthma symptoms, asthma medications,asthma
management and asthma treatment programs at National Jewish
on this site.
Understanding Series from National Jewish provides
information about respiratory and immunologic conditions.
These publications consist of information on the web
site and free of charge!
Asthma Wizard will guide you through each chapter
of an online book to help you learn all about asthma
and how it affects kids. The Asthma Wizard is available
in both English and Spanish. We
could use the printer friendly versions of the pages
sheets for kids.
mission of the National Safety Council is to educate and
influence society to adopt safety, health
and environmental policies, practices and procedures that
prevent and mitigate human suffering and economic losses
National Safety Council’s Environmental Health
This Safety & Health Policy Center of the National Safety
Council provides information for journalists, educators, general
public, children, and professionals.
Air Quality Program has a collection of valuable resources.
Guide to Indoor Air Quality
This guide has been developed in cooperation with
EPA’s Indoor Air Quality Tools for Schools Action Kit. This guide and the activities in it are designed to be used
in 4th through 6th grade classrooms.
These tools are designed to help students increase their knowledge
of indoor air quality (IAQ)
problems and solutions.
The lesson plans can easily be incorporated
into the general science or health sections of your curriculum.
The activities include various games, surveys, questionnaires, and
simple experiments. Students will use skills in a variety
of areas: science, vocabulary, math, and basic biology. Most of the activities can be completed
in one class period.
NIEHS Kids' Pages is an informational and educational resource
for all ages. The intent of this web site and its goals are
to teach children about the connections between their health
and the environment; encourage children to pursue careers
in health, science, and the environment; explain
the mission of the National Institute of Environmental
Health Sciences; and assist
children in learning to read and master challenging
mathematics and science.
My World Indoors page has eight games, activities and
info related to indoor air quality. We could print out the
of these games and their answer sheets and get kids to play
use the online version.
Here are some of the games:
For background info, images etc. Asthma and Allergies and
their Environmental Triggers
Puffer's Kingdom is an interactive educational web site
for kids with asthma.
Puffer’s Asthma Program assists parents
and children in developing a personalized plan to control
asthma and to
reduce the suffering caused by the disease. Once the plan
is initiated, our health care specialists are always available
to answer questions and concerns.
colorful, musical and interactive
web site tells the story of a dragon
named Puffer, who suffered from asthma, teach kids about
asthma through Puffer's story. This site is good for
kids to play around,
go to deferent sections of Puffer's kingdom and each section
provides interactive information on asthma causes and control.
for the Code™ is an interactive adventure game
that helps teach children, ages 7 to 15, about asthma and
asthma management concepts in a fun and engaging way. The
asthma CD-Rom Game: Quest for the Code™ is free to
children with asthma and their families within the United
States and Canada.
CD-ROM Game: Quest for the Code™ is
a product of the STARBRIGHT Foundation, sponsored through
an independent educational grant by GlaxoSmithKline.
Featuring the voices of eleven top celebrities and designed
in stunning 3-D animation, Quest
for the Code was created
to help kids ages 7 to 15 learn how to manage their asthma.
Each CD-ROM contains the game in both English and Spanish
and includes a comprehensive Parent Guide. (CD-ROM available
in PC only.)
Best of all, the game is FREE to kids with asthma, their
families and the health professionals who care for them!
City is an interactive air pollution simulator
that shows how your choices, environmental factors, and land
use contribute to air pollution. In Smog City you're in control
so your visit can be a healthy or unhealthy experience depending
on the decisions you make. You'll see how ground-level ozone,
the biggest part of summertime smog, increases or decreases
when you spend a day in Smog City. And since ozone can irritate
respiratory systems, cause breathing difficulty, coughing,
and chest pain, knowing how and why ozone forms and what you
can do about it is important to the residents of Smog City
and everyone else on the planet.
free interactive activity could be run on your PC if you
have Internet Explorer 3.0 or Netscape 3.0. You can also
download this activity by providing some basic
information as to how you are going to use Smog City.
provides patients with cost-effective environmental control
solutions for the home and workplace to reduce or eliminate
symptoms associated with allergies and asthma. StopAllergy
is a true patient and consumer advocate and is committed
to educating the patient about the benefits of environmental
is a commercial site. However, it provides basic information
about allergens, how to test them and remove them form
testing kit that they provide contains:
An instructional video, a consumer information brochure, two easy-to-use dust
collector traps to collect samples from two rooms, and a pre-addressed, postage
paid sample return box.
video could be a good resource to use in school presentations
etc. This site was recommended by a HOPE partner.
Asthma All About?" was created by Neomedicus, and was
funded through an unrestricted educational grant from Merck.
It was created In honor of World Asthma Day.
Asthma All About?" is an interactive movie about
asthma, what triggers asthma and about asthma treatment.
It is made in both English & Spanish, and with & without
A good tool for a hands on computer lab setting.