Monthly Newsletter from the Arizona Asthma Coalition

School Stock Inhaler Program Update

A new state law was passed in 2017 to allow schools to administer emergency inhalers to students or adults experiencing respiratory distress. Since that time, a coalition of stakeholders has been promoting and implementing the program across Arizona. Please share this good news with your colleagues.

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Clean Up this Content Below

Greetings! During the summer months, Maricopa County sees a considerable increase in the formation of ground-level ozone, which can trigger a variety of health problems including chest pain, coughing, throat irritation, and congestion. It can also worsen bronchitis, emphysema, and asthma. This ozone forms when pollutants such as vehicle emissions react to Arizona’s intense sunlight. By making small changes to our daily habits, we can all reduce our contribution to ground-level ozone. With your help, we can continue to spread the message and educate our community about the importance of these changes, not to mention the health impacts of ozone. Similar to the Burn Cleaner, Burn Better campaign, we believe that your participation in this project is extremely important. We are asking our community partners to share our “Commit to One Day” messaging on social media platforms throughout the summer months. A social media kit and calendar will again be provided. The “Commit to One Day, Help Keep Ozone Away” campaign will kick-off Wednesday, April 1, 2020. Thank you all again for your continued commitment to making Maricopa County a healthy environment for residents and visitors to live, work and play. We hope to see you all “Commit to One Day” this summer. Sincerely, Faith Ritchie Faith Ritchie • Communications Officer Maricopa County Air Quality Department

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Certification Timeframe Change

Effective June 1, 2020, the certification period for Certified Asthma Educators will be 5 years after taking and passing the certification exam. The NAECB board recently approved this change in the certification timeframe from the current 7 years to 5 years to ensure that certificants stay current with rapidly evolving research, technology and pharmaceutical options for managing asthma. Candidates who take and pass the examination prior to June 1, 2020, will maintain their certification for 7 years. Anyone taking the examination after that date will maintain their certification for 5 years. The timeframe for candidates recertifying by CEUs remains unchanged at 5 years.

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Follow Our New Facebook Page

Arizona Asthma Coalition is now on Facebook! Head over to Facebook and like AAC to keep up to date on asthma, allergy and organizational updates in between our monthly newsletters. 

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Join the Arizona Asthma Coalition

As a nonprofit partnership since 1996, AAC has worked together with concerned stakeholders including public health, environmental quality, managed care, education, individual physicians and nurses, hospitals, foundations, families and other colleagues. Become a member of the Arizona Asthma Coalition or renew your membership and help us continue this important work.

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