Please scroll the entire page for helpful resources from basic information, to schools, health care providers, medication, etc.
Asthma and Allergy Resources
Asthma Education for the Deaf and Hearing Impaired
Allergy and Asthma Network – Mothers of Asthmatics
American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology
American College of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology
American Latex Allergy Association
American Lung Association
Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America
Asthma Medications for Indigent Patients (American Society of Health-System Pharmacists)
Asthma Moms - videos on how to control asthma at home and at school
Asthma Support Group
Bronchial Thermoplasty - an FDA approved procedure for the treatment of Moderate to Severe Persistent Asthma
Calculate Your Body Mass Index (BMI) - are you at a healthy weight?
Care Management Central - interactive website sponsored by GSK, requires log-in
Environmental Protection Agency – Ad Council Website
Food Allergy & Anaphylaxis Network
Healthline - find a physician in your area by selecting specialty (pulmonologist, pediatric pulmonologist, allergist, etc.)
Maternal and Child Health Library
National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases
National Institute of Health's Senior Health - a Health site just for Seniors - Easy to Read, Large Print, Audio Version
National Jewish Medical & Research Center
National Lung Health Education Program - awareness for COPD and Asthma
Pulmonary Hypertension Association
RAMP - the Regional Asthma Management and Prevention Initiative (a program of the Public Health Institute)
West Virginia Tobacco Cessation Program
West Virginia Tobacco Cessation Quitline
Health Care Sites in West Virginia
Asthma & Allergy Center - five locations in WV
Cabell Huntington Hospital Pulmonary Rehabilitation Services
Cabin Creek Health Systems - Federally Qualified Health Care Center with 4 main locations
Center for Lung Health - located at Cabell Huntington Hospital - WV's newest location for diagnosising and the treatment of all lung diseases.
Charleston Area Medical Center Pulmonary Rehabilitation Services - located next to Memorial Hospital in Charleston, WV.
PharmUC - University of Charleston's School of Pharmacy Patient Clinic
Primary Care Centers in West Virginia - list of health clinics and black lung clinics in the state
State Health Education Council in West Virginia
West Virginia COPD Task Force
The Wellness Council of West Virginia
West Virginia Association of Free Clinics
West Virginia Childrens' Health Insurance Program (WVCHIP) - Helping working families provide health insurance for their children - NEW GUIDELINES for 2011-2012
West Virginia University Childrens Hospital
West Virginia School Based Health Assembly
Air Quality and the Environment
Air Quality Report - check the air quality in your neighborhood
Asthma and Allergy Friendly Products - certification program to empower consumers to make an informed purchase decision when choosing allergen-avoidance products.
Burn Wise - US Environmental Protection Agency program that emphasizes the importance of burning the right wood, the right way, in the right wood-burning appliance to protect your home, health, and the air we breathe.
Certified Air Cleaners - approved by the California EPA
EPA Region 3 - Mid-Atlantic Region includes West Virginia
Freedom From Smoking - adult smoking cessation program from the American Lung Association
Green Seal - A listing of Certified Products and Services specifically on environmental certification standards
Health Education Council - promoting healthy communities
Healthy Homes Program - a program to help make homes "healthier" and "safer" for all especially children.
Pollen Count by the weather channel - includes tree and grass allergens
Make a LEaP - Lowering Emissions and Particulates - WV Vehicle Idling Facts
National Center for Healthy Housing
National Environmental Education Foundation - Guidelines for Healthcare Providers
National Institue of Environmental Health Sciences - a part of the National Institute of Health
Not on Tobacco (N.O.T) - A West Virginia created program to Reduce Teen Smoking in Your Community. This program is for teens who want to quit smoking! Contact the American Lung Association for more information.
Smoke Free Initiative of West Virginia
It All Adds Up to Cleaner Air - U.S. Department of Transportation
Wood Stoves - Proper Installation, Operation and Maintenance
World Health Organization
WV-DEP Air Quality Index - Check the local air quality in West Virginia
Medication Assistance Programs - ways to pay for your inhaled medications
Boehringer-Ingleheim Patient Assistance Program
GSK For You - GlaxoSmithKline Prescription Assistance Program (makers of Ventolin and Advair)
Merck Helps - Patient Assistance Program (makers of Dulera, etc.)
Partnership for Prescription Assistance (PPA)
Patient Services, Inc.
Pfizer Helpful Answers
RX Assist - AstraZeneca Prescription Assistance
Teva Assistance Program - Makers of ProAir HFA
Togetherrxaccess - a prescription drug saving plan
Xopenex.com - prescription assistance from Sepracor
For Health Professionals
American Association for Respiratory Care
American College of Chest Physicians
American Thoracic Society
Association of Asthma Educators
Asthma Education for the Healthcare Provider - Continuing Education Units available for respiratory therapists, nurses, and physicians
DRIVE4COPD - is a multi-year public health initiative that aims to help people identify symptoms of COPD and take action. (Some adults who have been diagnosed with COPD may also have un-diagnosed Asthma; if you have questions - discuss them with your physician or specialist).
Health Literacy Training for Health Professionals: Free Continuing Education Limited health literacy affects nine out of ten adults and impacts their capacity to fully manage their health. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has launched a FREE, online training program: Health Literacy for Public Health Professionals.
National Asthma Educator Certification Board - learn more about becoming a Certified Asthma Educator
National Heart Lung and Blood Institute (NHLBI) - ASTHMA - National Guidelines for the Treatment of Asthma
National Heart Lung and Blood Institute - COPD Learn More Breathe Better
National Lung Health Education Program
National Respiratory Training Center - USA
Physician Asthma Care Education - NHLBI
West Virginia Board of Respiratory Care
West Virginia Society for Respiratory Care
For Kids & Teens
Asthma Awareness: Curriculum for the Elementary Classroom - National Institutes of Health (NHLBI)
Asthma Explorers Club - a place for kids to learn about their asthma
Camp Catch Your Breath - WV's own summer camp that provides a fun and educational experience for children with asthma
BAM Body and Mind
Health-e-kids Center for Children's Health and the Environment (MACCHE) at the Children's National Medical Center.
KidsHealth - a website for children's health and development - includes games, questions from kids for kids, information and education for teens and parents!
National Center for Tobacco-Free Kids
Peak Performance USA - a national asthma awareness/school health program sponsored by the American Association for Respiratory Care
Precious Breathers - (Pediatric Respiratory Excellence Criteria and Initiative for Outreach: US) is the Allergy & Asthma Network Mothers of Asthmatics' special program to help you identify respiratory problems in children under 5.
Quest for the Code - interactive program for kids and their parents to learn about asthma
For Coaches, Teachers and School Staff
takeACTION! Addressing Asthma & Diabetes in WV Schools - asthma and diabetes education for school personnel in wv available online and via CD-ROM. CE's available.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
EPA Healthy Schools Environments
EPA Indoor Air Quality Tools for Schools
EPA Safe Chemical Management in Schools - an educational video for school personnel
National Athletic Trainers' Organization
Winning with Asthma - The Coach's Asthma Clipboard Program: for coach's to learn about asthma, how it affects an athlete's ability, and how the coach can help the athletes manage their symptoms while playing their very best!
Allergy and Asthma Network- Mothers of Asthmatics
Association of Occupational and Environmental Clinics (AOEC)- at Marshall and West Virginia Universities
Federal OSHA (Occupational Safety & Health Administration)
National Jewish Medical and Research Center
National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH)
Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality(AHRQ) Click on “ Management of Chronic Asthma” the file is zipped to download quickly
National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences
National Library of Medicine
Statistics & Surveillance
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Health Statistics Center - WV Department of Health & Human Resources
National Heart Lung and Blood Institute
Global Initiative for Asthma (GINA)
International COPD Coalition
International Council of Respiratory Care
World COPD Day
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