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    Asthma
    Health Promotion and Chronic Disease Prevention
    MC 1945
    PO Box 149347
    Austin, Texas 78714-9347

    Phone: 5127767111
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Health Care Providers

Stay up to date on the guidelines for diagnosis and treatment of asthma

https://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/health-topics/guidelines-for-diagnosis-management-of-asthma  

Clinical tools to assess asthma in children

https://www.aap.org/en-us/advocacy-and-policy/aap-health-initiatives/Mental-Health/Pages/motivational-interviewing.aspx  

Make an asthma visit a productive visit. Here are some tips for a 15-minute asthma visit

https://getasthmahelp.org/15.aspx  

Read up on childhood asthma trends in this February 2018 CDC MMWR

https://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/volumes/67/wr/mm6705e1.htm  

Journal article: Brief motivational interviewing as a clinical strategy to promote asthma medication adherence

https://www.jacionline.org/article/S0091-6749(07)01583-7/fulltext  

Helping Patients with Asthma after a Natural Disaster

https://www.cdc.gov/disasters/clinicians_asthma.html

Texas Health Steps Online Courses (Free Continuing Education Credits) 

Identifying and Treating Children with Asthma

https://www.txhealthsteps.com/376-identifying-and-treating-children-asthma  

Exercise-Induced Dyspnea  

https://www.txhealthsteps.com/138-exercise-induced-dyspnea  


Tobacco 

Help the parents/guardians of your patients and patient’s themselves quit tobacco. 

Here are free resources for your practice 

https://www.dshs.state.tx.us/tobacco/materials/  

Materials on vaping

http://www.scholastic.com/youthvapingrisks/  

Healthcare Provider toolkit

https://www.yesquit.org/toolkit.htm 

Pediatric healthcare provider toolkit

Download the PDF 

Webinar on Smoking an Asthma

https://youtu.be/5CY5HSpjzwQ


Resources for Patients and Families 

How to use asthma medications

https://www.lung.org/lung-health-and-diseases/lung-disease-lookup/asthma/patient-resources-and-videos/ 

Quitting Tobacco

http://www.yesquit.org 


Last updated May 31, 2019