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Federal Publications on Asthma and Allergies

CDC’s National Asthma Control Program Download PDF
The CDC’s National Asthma Control Program help millions of Americans understand, manage and gain control over their asthma. The program leads national initiatives and provides state funding for a variety of activities focused on surveillance, intervention, partnerships and evaluation.  

CDC Approaches to Obtaining Asthma Reimbursement Download PDF
This program is a resource for asthma program managers and partner organizations who are considering options for implementing or redesigning reimbursement mechanisms to increase access to evidence-based asthma management practices. It describes challenges and successes in detail, provides program contact information and includes a list of actions that have led to enhanced and expanded reimbursement for asthma services. 

CDC Strategies for Addressing Asthma within a Coordinated School Health Program
Asthma-friendly schools are those that have policies and procedures that allow students to manage their asthma and create a safe and supportive learning environment. The CDC has identified six strategies for schools and districts to consider when addressing asthma within a coordinated school health program. 

NHLBI Guidelines Asthma Care Quick Reference Guide – Revised in 2012 Download PDF
Quality asthma care not only involves the initial diagnosis and treatment but also the long-term care to maintain control. This asthma care quick reference guide is meant to help clinicians provide quality care to people with asthma. 

Managing Asthma: A Guide for Schools
All school staff has a role in supporting students with asthma. This guide provides school staff with guidance on practical ways to implement asthma management in school settings by offering suggestions and tools for partnering with parents, health care providers and others in the community. This guide includes educational materials and resources about asthma and asthma management.  

National Asthma Education and Prevention Program Expert Panel Report 3: Guidelines for the Diagnosis and Management of Asthma, 2007 Download PDF
This report offers recommendations for clinicians and patients about the diagnosis and management of asthma and to help them make the appropriate decisions about asthma care. 

Federal Asthma Disparities Action Plan Download PDF
This report addresses the need to address asthma disparities and the federal efforts to help take appropriate actions to better address preventable factors in underserved populations. The Action Plan presents a framework utilizing federal resources to address this major public health challenges over the next 3 to 5 years. 

Managing Asthma in the School Environment
This page details how to take action and manage asthma in schools. Schools can take action by establishing and monitoring indoor air quality, developing an asthma management plan for schools or districts and reducing environmental asthma triggers. 

IAQ Tools for Schools Action Kit
This toolkit shows schools how to carry a plan to improve indoor air quality problems for little or no cost by using simple activities and school staff. It includes best practices, guidelines, sample policies and sample indoor air quality management plans. 

Help Yourself to a Healthy Home Download PDF
This report provides an easy way to check to see if your home is healthy and action steps you can take to make your home a safe and happy place for your family. 

What you Need to Know about Food Allergies Download PDF
This food allergy fact sheet from the Food and Drug Administration provides what you need to know about food allergies, FDA labeling and what to do if an allergic reaction occurs.  

Food Allergies: Reducing the Risks Download PDF
This report discusses how consumers can reduce their risk of being exposed to food allergies. The FDA discusses major allergens, food labeling, and gives advice for consumers about how best to protect themselves against a possible food allergic reaction. 

Guidelines for the Diagnosis and Management of Food Allergy in the United States Download PDF
The National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) worked with more than 30 professional organizations, federal agencies and patient advisory groups to develop a list of “best practice” clinical guidelines for the diagnosis and treatment of food allergies. These guidelines were developed for allergists/immunologists, clinical researchers and practitioners. 

Guidelines for the Diagnosis and Management of Food Allergy in the United States: Summary for Patients, Families, and Caregivers Download PDF
The National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) worked with many professional organizations, federal agencies and patient advocacy groups to develop guidelines on food allergy for healthcare professionals. This booklet summarizes these guidelines and encourages patient-doctor conversations about food allergy. This booklet is meant to provide patients, families and caregivers with the knowledge they need to manage their food allergies. 

Asthma Care Quality Improvement: A Resource Guide for State Action
This resource guide was created to be used by state officials to help assess the quality of care in their states and create quality improvement strategies that fit their state’s conditions.