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We have found that the sites listed here generally provide accurate information. They include professional, governmental, non-profit and private sites.

Allies Against Asthma
National Program Office
University of Michigan School of Public Health
109 South Observatory Street
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-2029
(734) 615-3312
A national asthma initiative aimed at improving asthma control for children and adolescents.

American Academy of Allergy and Immunology
611 East Wells Street
Milwaukee, WI 53202
(414) 272-6071 / (800) 822-2762
Pamphlets on asthma, allergies, mold and pollen.

American Association for Respiratory Care
11030 Ables Lane
Dallas, TX 75229
(214) 243-2272
National organization of respiratory therapists. Offers a free peak-flow  based program for schools, Peak Performance, USA.

American College of Allergy and Immunology
85 West Algonquin Road, Suite 550
Arlington Heights, IL 60005
(708) 427-1200 / (800) 842-7777
Provides educational materials and forms for use in schools. Sponsors regional asthma education conferences for the public.

American College of Chest Physicians
3300 Dundee Road
Northbrook, IL 60062-2348
(800) 343-2227
The College is the leading resource for improvement in cardiopulmonary health and critical care worldwide. It is dedicated to the prevention and treatment of diseases of the chest through leadership, education, research and communication.

American Lung Association
1740 Broadway
New York, NY 10019
(800) LUNG-USA
More than 300 local and state lung associations provide many asthma  education services. Some chapters support groups, newsletters and asthma camps.

Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America
1233 20th Street NW, Suite 402
Washington, DC 20036
(800) 7-ASTHMA
A number of chapters throughout the country offer support groups, school  programs, community workshops, conferences, and the Asthma Care Training program.

The Asthma Education Clinic Ltd.
1328 5328 Calgary Trail South
Edmonton NW, Alberta T6H 4J8
(780) 988-6014
An asthma education organization offering asthma-related publications, products and services intended for asthma educators and instructors.

Asthma Initiative of Michigan (AIM)
403 Seymour
Lansing, MI 48933
(517) 484-7206
Resources for patients and health professionals. Content is based on the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute's Guidelines for the Diagnosis and Management of Asthma.

BREATHE LA
5858 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 300
Los Angeles, CA 90036
(323) 935-8050 Ext. 256
Promotes clean air and healthy lungs through advocacy, education, and funding of research and technology. Their public information, advocacy, and services address lung disease, environmental education, tobacco, and access to services. They also provide funding for clinical, community-based, and technology research that promotes clean air and healthy lungs.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
National Asthma Control Program
1600 Clifton Road
Atlanta, GA 30333
(800) 311-3435
Supports the goals and objectives of Healthy People 2010 for asthma: to reduce the number of deaths, hospitalizations, emergency department visits, school or work days missed and limitations on activity due to asthma.

Children's Health Alliance of Wisconsin
1533 N. River Center Drive
Milwaukee, WI 53212-3914
(414) 390-2191
The Asthma Initiative of the CHAW provides many resources for individuals and community organizations seeking to implement or improve their own asthma program.

Food Allergy and Anaphylaxis Network
10400 Eaton Place, Suite 107
Fairfax, VA 22030-4040
(703) 691-3179 / (800) 929-4040
Provides information on food allergy to patients, health professionals and the public through a newsletter, videos and cookbooks.

Healthy Kids: The Key to Basics
Ellie Goldberg, M. Ed., Director.
79 Elmore Street
Newton  MA 02459-1137
(617) 965-9637
Promotes health and educational equity for students with asthma and other chronic health conditions. Consulting to individuals, schools, health professionals and organizations.

Healthy Schools Network, Inc.
773 Madison Avenue
Albany  NY 12208
(518) 462-0632
A nationally recognized advocate for the protection of children's environmental health in schools.

K12 News
K12news seeks to improve communications between educators and researchers, and facilitate the dissemination of educational material. They link educators to government and private resources that offer simple, realistic and cost effective solutions to every area of school management, including health management. Check their Library for resources.

Maternal and Child Health Library
National Center for Education in Maternal and Child Health
Georgetown University
Box 571272
Washington, DC 20057-1272
(202) 784-9770
Offers a selection of current, high-quality resources about asthma in children and adolescents: its management and its impact on homes, schools and communities. Also identifies tools for staying abreast of new developments in pediatric asthma research.

Minnesota Department of Health Asthma Program
P.O. Box 64975
St. Paul, MN 55164-0975
(651) 201-5909
A host of resources for physicians, parents and special learning activities for kids.

National Asthma Education and Prevention Program
4733 Bethesda Avenue, Suite 530
Bethesda, MD 20814-4820
(301) 251-1222
The NAEPP provides information for patients, health professionals, schools and the public. Distributes Practical Guidelines for the Diagnosis and Management of Asthma (NIH Publication No. 97-4053), the most readable U.S. government reference on current asthma treatment. 

Expert Panel Report 3 - Guidelines for the Diagnosis and Management of Asthma (NIH Publication 08-4051).  State-of-the-art clinical practice guidelines recommended by 19 asthma experts assembled by the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute. 

You may also purchase a copy of the report by sending $7 payable to:
NHLBI Information Center, P.O. Box 30105  Bethesda, MD 20824-0105  MasterCard and Visa purchasers can order by calling (301) 251-1222.

National Initiative for Children's Healthcare Quality (NICHQ)
20 University Road, 7th Floor
Cambridge, MA 02138
(866) 787-0832
An action-oriented organization dedicated to improving the quality of health care provided to children. Founded in 1999, NICHQ's mission is to eliminate the gap between what is and what can be in health care for all children. A national organization led by experienced children's health care professionals, NICHQ works to improve children's health care independently and by working in collaboration with others who share this goal.

National Jewish Center for Immunology and Respiratory Disease
1400 Jackson Street
Denver, CO 80206
(800) 222-LUNG
Provides information on asthma and lung disease via the toll-free LUNG
LINE (800) 222-LUNG. Engaged in treatment, research and education in
chronic respiratory diseases.  Accepts patients by physician and self-referral.

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
Asthma and Indoor Environments
(866) NO-ATTACK
A national, multifaceted asthma education and outreach program to share information about environmental factors - found indoors and outdoors - that trigger asthma.

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