Philadelphia Area

21-Day Personal Smoking Reduction Program [www.healthylungs.org]
American Respiratory Alliance of Western PA
Description — This web-based personalized program helps people reduce their tobacco use in 0 to 21 days.
Contact: 1-800-220-1990

 

A is for Asthma [www.lungusa.org]
American Lung Association
Description — A program to educate early childhood educators and/or parents about childhood asthma. The program consists of a training, video and lesson book.
Contact: 1-800-LUNGUSA for local offices, ext 2 or Chantal Fields, cfields@lunginfo.org

 

Adult Vaccine Locator [http://www.papharmacists.com/immunize.htm]
Pennsylvania Pharmacists Association
Description — Many pharmacists are now certified to complete vaccines for adults in Pennsylvania. This can include flu and pneumococcal vaccines which are recommended for asthmatics.
Contact: Be sure to contact the pharmacy directly to make arrangements.

 

Asthma 101 [www.lungusa.org]
American Lung Association
Description — Program provides the public with the “basics” of asthma.
Contact: 1-800-LUNGUSA for local offices, ext 2, or Chantal Fields, cfields@lunginfo.org

 

Asthma and Allergic Diseases Clinical Research Center [www.upmc.com]
University of Pittsburgh Medical Center – Division of Pulmonary, Allergy and Critical Care Medicine
Description — Offer research opportunities for asthma patients of all severities. Open to any area.
Contact: Cathy Vitari, vitarica@upmc.edu or 412-692-4373

 

Asthma Answers at a Click [www.healthylungs.org]
American Respiratory Alliance of Western PA
Description — A web based educational tool using video streaming technology to showcase asthma experts “answering” more than 500 questions about all aspects of asthma.
Contact: 800-220-1990

 

Asthma Awareness Test [www.healthylungs.org]
American Respiratory Alliance of Western PA
Description — Nine questions to determine whether you should talk to your physician about asthma.
Contact: 800-220-1990

 

Asthma Camp Experience [http://www.lungusa.org/]
American Lung Association
Description — Residential and day camps for children with asthma. Vary by location.
Contact: Call for a location near you 1-800-LUNGUSA ext 2

 

Asthma Education [www.phila.gov/health]
Philadelphia Department of Public Health
Description — Free asthma classes at PDPH Health Department Health Centers.
Contact: Christine Hall christine.hall@phila.gov or 215-685-5657

 

Asthma Education and Outreach [www.cleanair.org]
Clean Air Council
Description — A program to educate Philadelphia residents about air pollution and how it relates to indoor and outdoor environmental asthma triggers.
Contact: Katie Edwards, 215-567-4004, ext 102 or kedwards@cleanair.org

 

Asthma Olympics [www.lungusa.org]
American Lung Association
Description — One day event for kids 5-12 years old with asthma. Includes athletic events and two educational components.
Contact: 1-800-LUNGUSA for local offices, ext 2 or Chantal Fields, cfields@lunginfo.org

 

Asthma Walks/Walk for Life and Breath [http://www.lungusa.org/]
American Lung Association
Description — Walking to raise awareness and research funding for lung problems, including asthma.
Contact: 1-800-LUNGUSA for local offices, ext 2 Call for a location near you

 

Better Breathers Club [www.lungusa.org]
American Lung Association
Description — Educational support groups for adults with lung disease including asthma. Call for a location near you.
Contact: 1-800-LUNGUSA for local offices, ext 2 Call for a location near you

 

Breathe Well, Live Well [www.lungusa.org]
American Lung Association
Description — Adult asthma management program – uses train the trainer model for professionals to lead workshops for groups of adults with asthma.
Contact: 1-800-LUNGUSA for local offices, ext 2 or Chantal Fields, cfields@lunginfo.org

 

Child Asthma Prevention Program [www.chop.edu/capp]
Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia
Description — CAPP has worked in many Philadelphia communities to offer free asthma education, home visits and training to school personnel and primary care providers.
Contact: Tyra Bryant-Stephens, stephenst@email.chop.edu or 215-590-5020

 

Freedom From Smoking [www.lungusa.org]
American Lung Association
Description — An eight-session cessation program for adults who want to quit smoking. Call for a location near you.
Contact: 1-800-LUNGUSA for local offices ext 2 or Chantal Fields, cfields@lunginfo.org

 

Freedom From Smoking Online [www.lungusa.org]
American Lung Association
Description — Online smoking cessation program – completely FREE
Contact: 1-800-LUNGUSA for local offices ext 2 or Chantal Fields, cfields@lunginfo.org

 

Healthy Homes Healthy Kids
Philadelphia Department of Public Health and St. Christopher’s Hospital for Children
Description —  For families of children hospitalized at St. Christopher’s for asthma. Offers education, assessment and repairs of asthma triggers in the home, coordinates follow-up with medical care providers, and provides energy-efficiency audits and weatherization.
Contact: Catherine Klinger: Catherine.Klinger@phila.gov or 215-685-2334

 

Healthy Hoops [www.healthyhoopsprogram.com]
AmeriHealth Mercy
Description — This NCQA recognized program uses basketball as a platform to teach how to manage a variety of disease states. To do this, the program uses a coalition of local health care providers and community organizations coupled with full physical screenings, individualized health action plans and targeted health education.
Contact: 888-765-4194 or Flora Castillo, flora.castillo@amerihealthmercy.com or 215-685-2334

 

Integrated Pest Management [www.paipm.cas.psu.edu]
Pennsylvania Integrated Pest Management (PA IPM)
Description — The objective of this partnership, comprised of public/private/nonprofit organizations, is to reduce health risks associated with pests and pesticides and to make indoor and outdoor environments (public buildings and private residences) safer through the widespread adoption of IPM methods.
Contact: Michelle Niedermeier, mxn14@psu.edu or 215-471-2200

 

Open Airways for Schools [www.lungusa.org]
American Lung Association
Description — This is an education program that empowers children (ages 8-11) to manage their asthma.
Contact: 1-800-LUNGUSA for local offices, ext 2 or Chantal Fields, cfields@lunginfo.org

 

Peak Performance USA [http://peakperformanceusa.info/]
American Association for Respiratory Care
Description — A group willing to connect families, students and school staff with qualified respiratory therapists to begin an asthma education program.
Contact: Program Director, ppusa@aarc.org or 972-243-2272

 

Policies and Practices for Asthma Friendly Child Care [www.lungusa.org]
American Lung Association
Description — Training for Child Care Center directors and staff. Addresses changes Centers can make in order to manage asthma triggers.
Contact: 1-800-LUNGUSA for local offices, ext 2 or Chantal Fields, cfields@lunginfo.org

 

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