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Asthma Friendly School Award

The Asthma-Friendly School Award

Developed and initiated by the WVAC Schools & Pediatrics Subcommittee 2008-2009

Since 2009 the West Virginia Asthma Coalition has been recognizing West Virginia schools that are taking steps toward a healthier learning environment for teachers, staff, and students who have asthma. Beginning in May 2009, the WVAC awarded several schools in West Virginia for their achievement to a healthier asthma friendly environment!

Is Your School Asthma Friendly?

If YES, then nominate your school for The WV Asthma Friendly School Award today!

  • Read the flier below to see what your school needs to qualify, 
  • Complete the following application "signature form", and
  • Fax the completed form to the WVAC Manager, Christine Compton, at 888.623.5757.

           Asthma Friendly School Award Signature Form 

           Is Your School Asthma Friendly Information Flier      

 

What Are National Asthma Guidelines and how do they impact asthma in our schools?  

Creating an Asthma Friendly School - a list of key six priority messages for schools and how they apply to kids with asthma in our schools. 

Awardees for May 2011

Marlington Elementary School

Marlington Middle School

Pocahontas County High School

Madison Middle School

Hillsboro Elementary School

Brookview Elementary School

Greenbank Middle/Elementary School

 

List of Previous West Virginia Asthma Friendly School Award Winners

Meadowbridge Elementary (Fayette County) - May 2009

Buckhannon-Upshur Middle School (Upshur County) - November 2009

Sherman Elementary School (Boone County) - December 2009

Sherman Junior High School (Boone County) - December 2009

Sherman High School (Boone County) - December 2009

Ashford-Rumble Elementary School (Boone County) - December 2009

Whitesville Elementary School (Boone County) - December 2009

Nellis Elementary School (Boone County) - December 2009

Warm Springs Middle School (Berkeley County) - May 2010

  

Resources

Head Start Asthma Resource Toolkit - Starter Kit may be used to raise awareness about asthma and environmental triggers, to help families manage or eliminate environmental triggers in their homes, and to reduce children's exposure to indoor asthma triggers in Head Start and child care facilities.

Managing Asthma in Schools - What Have We Learned? -  The CDC and the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute publication that provides updated information on developing, implementing, and evaluating school-based asthma programs.

Initiating Change: Creating an Asthma Friendly School - is a toolkit developed by the CDC to help advocates at the district and school levels persuade people in their schools and communities of the importance of asthma-friendly schools. 

EPA Healthy Schools Environments - is a gateway to on-line resources to help facility managers, school administrators, architects, design engineers, school nurses, parents, teachers and staff address environmental health issues in schools.
 

EPA Indoor Air Quality Tools for Schools - program to reduce exposures to indoor environmental contaminants in schools through the voluntary adoption of sound indoor air quality management practices.

Peak Performance USA - a national asthma awareness/school health program sponsored by the American Association for Respiratory Care

 

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