Asthma Action Plan
If you or your child has asthma, you should have an Asthma Action Plan.
The Vermont Asthma Action Plan is a form that serves as your written asthma management plan in a simple and user-friendly format.
- what medicines to take to stay healthy
- list of asthma triggers to avoid
- how to recognize and treat asthma episodes & when to seek help
Asthma and Indoor Environments
Basic information from the EPA about asthma, asthma triggers, resources, media campaigns, public service announcements, frequently asked questions and materials geared to kids.
Allergy & Asthma Network Mothers of Asthmatics (AANMA)
Nonprofit health organization offers a number of resources as a one-stop, family-to-family support network.
American Lung Association
- Asthma in Children
- A Guide for Teens and Adults With Asthma
- A Guide for Parents of Children With Asthma
Maintain a Smoke-free Home
Living in a smoke-free environment is an important part of managing asthma, and for your overall health and the health of your children.
We have resources to help you quit
It can be hard to quit smoking, but there is help when you’re ready to quit. Research shows that it can take five to seven attempts to successfully quit smoking), but you can double your chances of success by using the Vermont Quit Network.
- Visit www.VTQuitNetwork.org
- Call 1-800-QUIT-NOW (1-800-784-8669)
National Asthma Control Initiative
Collaborative effort of the National Asthma Education and Prevention Program and coordinated by the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute. Intitiative work includes asthma guidelines for home, school, work, health care settings, and the community.
Contact us with any questions or for more information about asthma.
Vermont Asthma Program
Vermont Department of Health
108 Cherry Street, PO Box 70
Burlington, VT 05402
Email: Vermont Asthma Program
Kids With Asthma Can!
This award winning PBS site details the exploits of Arthur and Friends. It has games, books, videos, coloring pages, asthma tips and a host of other activities from Buster Baxter: Lung Defender.
Sponsored by the Asthma Society of Canada, includes the "Everything about Asthma case file" games, stories from kids who have asthma, CD-Roms and travels of the Asthma Agent who helps Dr. Eugene Airway explores the insides of people with asthma.