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Links

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 Facilities 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 locations

Center for Lung Health - at Cabell Huntington Hospital - WV's for the diagnosis and  treatment of all lung diseases.

Charleston Area Medical Center Pulmonary Rehabilitation Services - located next to Charleston Memorial Hospital in Charleston, WV.

PharmUC - University of Charleston's School of Pharmacy Patient Clinic - clinic serving the public, providing medications, disease education, and free testing.

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 - located in Morgantown, WV

West Virginia School Based Health Assembly - working with the School-based health centers and their staff in WV.  

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 - find affordable ways to pay for your inhaled medications and devices 

For West Virginians - West Virginia RX - a program that provides prescription drugs at no cost to patients who are uninsured, between the ages of 18 and 65.

 

Access2Wellness

 

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.)

 

NeedyMeds 

 

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 Care 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 BreathWV'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! 

 

For the Worksite 

 

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)

  

Research

 

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   

 

International 
 

Global Initiative for Asthma (GINA) 

 

International COPD Coalition 

 

International Council of Respiratory Care

 

World COPD Day

 
 
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