Parents Helping Parents Fight Asthma


Parents Helping Parents Fight Asthma


This training guide helps experienced parents teach other parents of asthmatic children what they know about the disease and how to manage it. It includes sample presentation slides and a manual (also available in Spanish) that provides information on how to reduce asthma symptoms and attacks and improve the quality of life for both parents and children.

Topics covered include:

  • Why asthma is such an important issue for American children
  • Sharing experiences
  • Keeping children out of hospitals
  • Parents helping parents fight asthma project
  • Asthma basics
  • Asthma medications
  • Regular and followup appointments
  • Cultural issues that affect asthma care
  • Being a successful parent mentor
  • Parent mentor responsibilities


University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center; Children's Hospital of Wisconsin; Aurora-Sinai Hospital; Medical College of Wisconsin; Wheaton Franciscan - St. Joseph; Children's Medical Center Dallas

Funding Sources:

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation; The Commonwealth Fund


Release Date: 2008
Original Summary: July 2010
Last Updated: 11/24/10

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