Resources

American Lung Association – Hundreds of local and state associations provide many asthma and air quality education services.

American Lung Association of Virginia

Allergy and Asthma Network/Mothers of Asthmatics, Inc. – Publishes a newsletter, MA Reports, a magazine, Allergy and Asthma Health, videos and other information for people with asthma.

American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology – Organization of allergists, asthma specialists and allied health professionals. Publishes a variety of educational materials for the public.

Asthma Control Test – Take the Asthma Control TestTM and share your results with your doctor.

Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America – A number of chapters throughout the country offer patient and public education programs, support groups, school programs, community workshops and conferences.

Blue Ridge Environmental Defense League – BREDL is a regional, community-based, non-profit environmental organization. BREDL’s founding principles are earth stewardship, environmental democracy, social justice, and community empowerment.

Food Allergy Network – Provides information on food allergy and anaphylaxis to patients, health professionals and the public through a newsletter, product alerts, videos and cookbooks.

Freedom From Smoking Online – The American Lung Association’s free online smoking cessation program! The American Lung Association’s popular smoking cessation program has just been revamped and upgraded. Visit this website http://www.ffsonline.org/ to take the program.

National Association of School Nurses

National Asthma Education and Prevention Program – The NAEEP publishes information for health professionals, schools and the public.

National Education Association (NEA) Health Information Network

National Environmental Education Foundation

National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute

National Jewish Medical and Research Center – Provides information on asthma and lung disease via the LUNG LINE (800) 222-LUNG. Engaged in treatment, research, and education in chronic respiratory disease.

RIDE Solutions – RIDE Solutions connections you to commuting options with free carpool matching, bike route mapping tools, a workplace partnership program for employers, transit and telecommuting information, all backed by a Guaranteed Ride Home benefit.

Roanoke Group of the Sierra Club – The Roanoke Group is a unit of the Virginia Chapter of the Sierra Club, the largest grass-roots environmental organization in the world. The group works on local, state, national, and global environmental issues.

Roanoke Valley Cool Cities Coalition – RVCCC is a local organization in the Roanoke Valley that is tackling the difficult problem of global warming through local actions, advocacy, and education.

U.S. EPA Indoor Air Quality website

Virginia Asthma Coalition – The Virginia Asthma Coalition (VAC) is a group of organizations and individuals devoted to reducing the morbidity and mortality associated with asthma.

Virginia Asthma Control Project – In 2001, the Virginia Asthma Control Project (VACP) was created by the Virginia Department of Health to reduce the increasing burden of Asthma in the Commonwealth of Virginia. The VACP is funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and administered by the Virginia Department of Health’s Division of Chronic Disease and Prevention and Control.

Virginia Department of Health Tobacco Use Control – The VDH’s Tobacco Use Control website is a great resource for tobacco information and smoking cessation.

Resources for Kids

The American Academy of Allergy Asthma and Immunology provides videos and games that will assist children in managing their asthma and allergies.

BAM! (Body and Mind) website provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has an online game-room and easy to understand education for children with asthma.

Kids Health provides education for children with asthma.