Helping community members manage asthma can be as easy as sharing a few key pieces of knowledge—even if you don’t have a dedicated asthma care team.
According to the American Lung Association, asthma is one of the main reasons that students miss school due to illness. Making a few changes can significantly change those statistics.
Changes that work for people with asthma or their caregivers don’t have to be about major lifestyle overhauls. They can be as simple as:
- Remove your shoes at the door
- Ventilate your home
- Clean green
These are three tips from CHWTraining’s Improving Asthma Outcomes program, which aims to instruct peer educators on guiding patients and clients to making easy changes that improve the quality of their life.