Registration Now Open!
Camper + Medical Volunteer Registration Open for Camp Not-A-Wheeze
Camp Not-A-Wheeze is the premiere camp for children with asthma in the state of Arizona. Their next camp is June 4-10, 2023. Camper and Volunteer Registration is OPEN! Camp Not-A-Wheeze is a unique recreational and educational program that has helped children ages 7-14 with moderate to severe asthma, along with their families, learn effective asthma management skills so they can lead active lives while successfully managing their asthma.
Camp Not-A-Wheeze is accepting Medical Volunteer applications. Medical Volunteers provide ongoing monitoring of campers to address any health concerns, assist with medications, perform assessments, reinforce asthma education & provide first aid as needed.
School Inhaler Program
A new state law in 2017, House Bill 2208, and subsequent Arizona School Board of Education ruling now make it possible for public, private and charter schools to administer emergency Albuterol inhalers. This evidence-based program is modeled on a 2-year pilot program in Tucson that demonstrated a 20% reduction in 911 calls and a 40% reduction in emergency transports. Click here to learn more, enroll your school, and download a toolkit and checklist for implementation.
Arizona School Health Needs Assessment
The Arizona Department of Health Services School Health Team has released an Arizona School Health Needs Assessment. Access Assessment here.
The Southwest Interdisciplinary Research Center - SIRC has released a collection of videos from their Fall Issue Forum, SIRC Challenges of Childhood Asthma: Policies and Programs.
How to Become AE-C Certified
The National Commission for Certifying Agencies (NCCA) granted accreditation to the NAECB for demonstrating compliance with the NCCA Standards for the Accreditation of Certification Programs. NCCA is the accrediting body of the Institute for Credentialing Excellence. Are you aware that many employers acknowledge certifications that have attained NCCA accreditation? Some give bonus pay and some will pay for the AE-C certification and/or recertification. This may be something you can discuss with your employer to see if it applies to you!
To learn more on how to become an AE-C, go to www.naecb.com or you may contact them by phone 877.408.0072 or email: email@example.com.
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The Stock Inhaler Program in Arizona: Updates and Future Directions by Ashley Lowe, PhD, MSPH
Stock Inhaler Program Updates
Stakeholders, researchers at the University of Arizona , and Arizona state- and county- health departments across Arizona have worked for the past 10 years creating the Stock Inhaler for Schools Program. The program was designed and implemented after HB 2208, “Stock Inhalers for Schools” was passed by the Arizona State Legislature and a subsequent regulation by the State Board of Education. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information regarding this program in Arizona.
Please contact email@example.com for more information regarding this program in Arizona.
Asthma Education for the Community Health Worker
Association of Asthma Educators has developed this program to prepare entry-level community health workers to effectively provide basic asthma management education. The program is available to community and healthcare organizations with an interest in enabling staff and volunteers to improve the care and understanding of the disease for patients and families living with asthma.
[WEBINAR] Managing Student Asthma in School During COVID-19
Recording Now Available
The Arizona Department of Education in partnership with the University of Arizona Pediatric Pulmonary Center and the Arizona Asthma Coalition hosted a webinar on February 2nd for School Nurses and School Health Office Staff. View the recording of the webinar here.
You can also download the presentation slides here.
Following your viewing of the webinar, please complete the webinar evaluation here. Your feedback is important to help us plan future professional development offerings.
Working to End the Sale of Flavored Tobacco Products
Arizona Asthma Coalition is proud to support Flavors Hook Kids Phoenix to help take down flavored tobacco for good and protect Phoenix youth and communities of color.
Who We Are
The Arizona Asthma Coalition (AAC) is a statewide partnership founded in 1996 to address the growing and serious problems related to asthma in Arizona. Due to an increasing concern about asthma in Arizona and therefore a significant increase in asthma-related activities, we became a nonprofit 501(c)3 organization in November of 2008.
Asthma is a common chronic respiratory condition that affects millions of Americans across the age span on a daily basis. In Arizona, it is estimated that more than 1 million residents have asthma. Asthma can be a life-threatening condition – almost 100 Arizona residents die every year due to asthma.
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More than ever before, we need your support! Our Coalition needs to remain strong so we can target support for better services and improved quality of life for Arizonans living with asthma.