Healthcare Providers

What the Health Sector Needs to Implement Best Practices for Asthma: a Perspective from Providers  In 2008, ARC and the University of Massachusetts Lowell convened health care leaders across Massachusetts to identify policy changes needed for providers to improve asthma care and outcomes for their most vulnerable populations, resulting in a provider consensus statement containing recommendations geared to health payers (insurers), government officials, and the health care system itself.

Other Resources

Expert Panel Report 3: Guidelines for the Diagnosis and Management of Asthma The National Asthma Education and Prevention Program’s (NAEPP) authoritative guidelines for best practices in asthma management.

Asthma information and resources for health care professionalsFrom the American Academy of Allergy Asthma and Immunology

Asthma in Children and Adolescents From the Georgetown University Maternal and Child Health Library

The National Environmental Education & Training Foundation’s Pediatric Environmental History Initiative

EPA Asthma Publications

Nurses: Partners in Asthma Care Written for and by nurses, this practical guide describes how nurses can establish and maintain partnerships to help patients manage their asthma. By the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute.

The National Asthma Educator Certification board (NAECB) Information about the Certified Asthma Educator designation, including course content and registration information.