Asthma occurs when the airways of the lungs narrow or become blocked due to an exacerbating factor, such as air pollution, allergens, exercise, stress, and environmental factors among others. In the United States, over 25 million people are known to have asthma. Approximately 7 million of these affected people are children. Moreover, four-thousand people die annually from asthma–related issues and asthma contributes to another 7,000 deaths every year.



IPHCA has developed an Asthma Toolkit to compliment your health center’s ongoing efforts to improve asthma care and management. The toolkit is a comprehensive resource for healthcare providers and staff that compiles available resources to assist clinicians with asthma control and management care. The toolkit also includes patient education resources to help improve patient’s awareness of asthma care recommendations. To view the toolkit introduction webinar session please click here.


Please share the toolkit with your staff as you see fit. If you have any questions or suggestions to improve the format or content, please do not hesitate to contact Grecia Rodriguez, IPHCA’s Grants Program Coordinator at or (312) 692-3016.



Asthma Control and Management Part I and II


Part I: Pediatric Asthma Care: Applying Guidelines to Optimize Outcomes

Presenter: Anna Volerman- Beaser, MD

Date/Time: August 24, 2018 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. (CST)



Part II: Pediatric Asthma Management

Presenter: Anna Volerman- Beaser, MD

Date/Time: August 31, 2018 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. (CST)


Optimizing Outcomes for the Asthmatic Patient: The Role of Guidelines Based Care
Date/Time: May 10, 2019 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. (CST)


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