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Guidelines for the Management of Asthma


Asthma is a leading cause of school absenteeism. The California Department of Public Health's (CDPH) "Guidelines for the Management of Asthma in California Schools" and "Asthma Action Plan for Schools and Families" assist schools in effectively managing this chronic disease. The "Guidelines for the Management of Asthma in California Schools" were developed jointly by health professionals in the California Department of Education and the California Asthma Public Health Initiative, in statewide collaboration with asthma experts and stakeholders.

Both the "Guidelines for the Management of Asthma in California Schools" and the "Asthma Action Plan for Schools and Families" are available for download through the CDPH's California Breathing External link opens in new window or tab. .

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California Breathing welcomes nominations for schools and school districts for the AIR (Achievements in Respiratory) Health Awards, a recognition program designed to acknowledge the successful efforts individual schools and districts have made to create healthy, asthma-friendly environments for students and school personnel. Winners receive between $1,000 and $5,000 from the CDPH.

Questions: Coordinated School Health & Safety Office | schoolhealth@cde.ca.gov | 916-319-0914 
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