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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
Links to the Tool:
This tool is available at:


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

Funding Sources

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation; The Commonwealth Fund

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  • Release Date: 01/2008
  • Original Summary: 07/2010
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Last updated: November 24, 2010.