Programs

Educational Programs for Teaching Patients

AAFA offers many patient education programs for all ages in English and Spanish. You can download many items below free-of-charge. You can order others through AAFA. You can also download items for free on the Patients and Caregivers web page. Also, if your young patient has food allergies, visit Kids With Food Allergies. It’s a division of AAFA and has extra resources.

The following programs are for healthcare professionals who teach patients how to manage their asthma and allergies:

Wee Breathers™
Asthma Basics for Children
Wee Wheezers
Wee Wheezers at Home
You Can Control Asthma
Power Breathing Program
Asthma Brochures in Spanish

How Can I Order AAFA Materials?

Call 1-800-727-8462 1-800-727-8462 or print this PDF order form Download PDF and email, mail or fax to AAFA at:

Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America
8201 Corporate Drive
Suite 1000
Landover, MD 20785
EMAIL:
FAX: 202.466.8940
PHONE: 1-800-727-8462 1-800-727-8462

 

Wee Breathers™ FREE TO DOWNLOAD

Lessons coversThis interactive program is for health professionals who teach parents of young children about managing asthma. Use it during home visits, one-on-one or in group classes for parents in child care centers. It has:

  • Seven lessons on asthma management
  • A home asthma trigger checklist
  • An asthma trigger checklist for child care centers
  • An instructor’s guide

All handouts for families come in English and Spanish. They are at a sixth grade reading level or lower. 

Instructor’s Guide – English Download PDF

Asthma-Friendly Home – A Checklist for Families–English  Download PDF
Asthma-Friendly Home – A Checklist for Families–Spanish  Download PDF

Asthma-Friendly Child Care – A Checklist for Providers–English  Download PDF
Asthma-Friendly Child Care – A Checklist for Providers–Spanish  Download PDF

Lesson 1 – Asthma Basics – English Lesson and Handouts  Download PDF
Lesson 1 – Asthma Basics – Spanish Handouts  Download PDF

Lesson 2 – Asthma Triggers – English Lesson and Handouts  Download PDF
Lesson 2 – Asthma Triggers – Spanish Handouts  Download PDF

Lesson 3 – Controlling Asthma Triggers – English Lesson and Handouts  Download PDF
Lesson 3 – Controlling Asthma Triggers – Spanish Handouts  Download PDF

Lesson 4 – Asthma Medicines – English Lesson and Handouts  Download PDF
Lesson 4 – Asthma Medicines – Spanish Handouts  Download PDF

Lesson 5 – Asthma Action Plan – English Lesson and Handouts  Download PDF
Lesson 5 – Asthma Action Plan – Spanish Handouts  Download PDF

Lesson 6 – Communicating with the Asthma Team – English Lesson and Handouts  Download PDF
Lesson 6 – Communicating with the Asthma Team – Spanish Handouts  Download PDF

Lesson 7 – Asthma Management Goals – English Lesson and Handouts  Download PDF
Lesson 7 – Asthma Management Goals – Spanish Handouts  Download PDF

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Asthma Basics for Children

basics This program is for health professionals who teach both early childhood teachers and parents of young children to manage asthma. Early childhood teachers learn how to create an asthma program at their childcare centers. Activities help teach preschool children about asthma. The program has an instructor’s guide, a handbook for early childhood educators and two parent handbooks. One parent handbook is in English and one is in Spanish. 

Full Kit: $50 (#H-014HCE)
Extra Educator Handbook: $12 each (#H-014EE), $80 for a set of 10 (#H-014EE-10)
Extra Parent Handbook: $12 each (English #H-014PE, Spanish #H-014PS), $80 for a set of 10 (English #H-014PE-10, Spanish #H-014PS-10)

Wee Wheezers

wee wheezersThis program is for health professionals who teach parents of young children about managing asthma. Parents learn how to find information and support. It also teaches them how to talk to caretakers and doctors. Parents go to four group sessions. Children join the last two sessions. The kit includes

  • Instructor’s manual
  • Training guide
  • Slides (PDF and PowerPoint)
  • Instructor video
  • Companion video
  • Handouts for parents and children

Full Kit: $295 (English – Temporarily out of stock, Spanish #H-015S)
Additional Instructor Video: $8 each (English #H-015IVE, Spanish #H-015IVS)
Additional Companion Video: $8 each (English #H-015PVE, Spanish #H-015PVS)

 

Wee Wheezers at Home

wee homeThis program is for health professionals who teach parents of young children  about managing asthma. Health professionals hold eight weekly sessions in the home of a medically underserved family. Parent tools are at a fifth grade reading level. The kit has:

  • Home visitor’s manual
  • Scripts for eight sessions
  • Manual for families and children
  • “My Triggers” coloring book
  • Instructor video
  • Companion video
  • Handouts
  • CD of checklists and assessment tools

Full Kit: $295 (#H-016C)
Additional Instructor Video (VHS): $8 each (#H-016IVE)
Additional Instructor Video (DVD): $8 each – Temporarily out of stock
Additional Companion Video (VHS): $8 each (#H-016PVE)
Additional Companion Video (DVD): $8 each (#H-016PDE)
Coloring Book and Action Plan Kit (set of 10): $30 (#H-016K)
Manual for Families and Children: $10 each (#H-016PM), $80 for a set of 10 (#H-016PM-10)

 

You Can Control Asthma  

This program is for health professionals who teach You-Can-Control-Asthmaschool-age children and their families about managing asthma. An implementation guide tells how to use the booklets in clinical, community, school and home settings. The program also has booklets for children and their parents. It teaches asthma management through pictures and activities. The book for kids is at a third-grade reading level. It helps them make choices and feel in control of their asthma. The book for families is at a fifth-grade reading level. It helps parents help their child manage their asthma.

Full Kit: $50 (English #B-005E, Spanish – Temporarily out of stock) 
Family Book: $5.50 (English #B-001E, Spanish #B-001S) 
Kids’ Book: $5.50 (English #B-002E, Spanish #B-002S – Temporarily out of stock)
$10 for a Set of Books (English #B-003E, Spanish – Temporarily out of stock) 

 

Power Breathing™ Program  

powerbreathThis interactive program is for health professionals who teach teens about managing their asthma. It also helps them learn to manage asthma in social settings, in school and at work. It has been pre-tested by teens. The full kit has everything needed to teach the program. Teach it in three 90-minutes sessions or six 45-minute sessions. It is appropriate for school settings. The kit includes:

  • Trainer’s manual
  • Implementation guide
  • Board game
  • Three videos
  • Reproducible handouts
  • Magnetic clips
  • “I’ve Got the Power!” buttons
  • Tote bag

Full Kit: $295 (#H-001HC)
Extra Trainer’s Video (DVD): $10 (#H-001ID)
Extra Parent Video (DVD): $8 (#H-001PD)

 

Asthma Brochures in Spanish

Spanish BrochuresThis series in Spanish has basic information about managing asthma, written in simple terms.
Single copies: $1.50 
Packet of 25: $15 (order number plus ’25’)
Packet of 50: $20 (order number plus ’50’)

  • Brochure 1: ¿Que Es Asma? (What is Asthma?) (#P-013S)
  • Brochure 2: Lo que Usted Necesita Saber Sobre las Medicinas para el Asma (What You Need to Know about Medicines for Asthma) (#P-014S)
  • Brochure 3: Plan para el Control de los Activadores del Asma (Asthma Trigger Control Plan) (P-015S)
  • Brochure 4: Medidores de Potencia Respiratoria (Peak Flow Meters) (#P-016S)

 

 

TO ORDER AAFA MATERIALS:

Call 1-800-727-8462 1-800-727-8462, or print out this PDF order form and email, mail or fax to AAFA at:

Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America
8201 Corporate Drive
Suite 1000
Landover, MD 20785
EMAIL:
FAX: 202.466.8940
PHONE: 1-800-727-8462 1-800-727-8462

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