Asthma Education Initiative | Ophea Teaching Tools
Asthma Education Initiative
Topic: 
Chronic Disease Prevention/Awareness
Grades: 
K - 12

Ophea's Asthma Education Initiative includes free resources designed to increase the skills and knowledge of educators, instructors and coaches about asthma management in schools and various children and youth focused environments.

New this year! Asthma Resource Kits developed in partnership with the Ontario Lung Association. These Kits are tailored to children and youth focused settings and include:

  • Creating Asthma Friendly Schools Essentials Kit (principals and educators)
  • Creating Asthma Friendly Schools Community Awareness Kit (educators, parents, and students)
  • Creating Asthma Friendly Child Care Centres Kit
  • After-School, Sport and Recreation Settings Asthma Kit

Ophea has also created an online community collaboration website for school boards to share policies, procedures, resources and implementation strategies to support their implementation of Ryan’s Law, 2015. Visit asthmafriendlyschools.ning.com 

To access the Ophea Asthma Resource Kits and other asthma resources visit the order tool.

The resources from the Asthma Education Initiative are also available in French as Éducation sur l'asthme.

For more information please contact asthma@ophea.net.

For additional resources and supports to increase the awareness and knowledge of educators regarding asthma management in schools, visit www.asthmafriendly.ca.

Ophea's Asthma Education Initiative is funded by the Government of Ontario in support of the Ontario Asthma Plan.

Partners: The Asthma Society of Canada and The Lung Association