Community Asthma Prevention Program (CAPP): Resources for Professionals


Community Asthma Prevention Program (CAPP): Resources for Professionals


The Community Asthma Prevention Program (CAPP) provides a community-driven asthma management program that is comprehensive and sustainable. The classes for children are led by teens and college students who are peer educators and who are trained to use the curriculum. The goal in using a “train the trainer” model is to leave neighborhoods and communities with lay asthma experts and, in this way, sustain asthma prevention efforts.

Some of the resources and tools that are available for professionals are:
  • Asthma action plan (also available in Spanish)
  • Four-visit education plan for the asthma prevention office visit
  • Peak flow meter table
  • Recognition of increasing asthma symptoms
  • Home Visiting Program assessment forms:
    • Intake questionnaire
    • Assessment tool–Used to assess the condition of the family’s home at initial visit
    • Medication update form–Used at each visit to document all asthma medicines that are in the home, their use, and enrolled child’s symptoms in the past 2 weeks
  • Asthma medication information sheets


Children's Hospital of Philadelphia

Funding Sources:

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Minority Health


Original Summary: August 2010
Last Updated: 09/15/10

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