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Kid with backpackOne out of every 13 school-aged children has asthma, which caused over 13.8 million missed school days around the country in 2013. The Asthma Control Program aims to empower schools to create asthma-friendly environments by improving indoor air quality and access to medication at school.

In 2016, legislation was passed in New Hampshire allowing schools to hold a stock inhaler, available to any student with asthma who has an attack at school, as long as they have an Asthma Action Plan on file. The Asthma Control Program has partnered with the New Hampshire School Nurses Association to pilot trainings and stock inhalers in over 30 schools around the state.

If you are interested in getting involved with the Asthma Control Program’s School Health Initiatives, contact asthma@dhhs.nh.gov.

Resources for School Personnel

Improving Indoor Air Quality

 

 
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