May is Asthma Awareness Month

Participate in Asthma Awareness Month!

Each May, thousands of organizations across the U.S. join together for Asthma Awareness Month (AAM) to increase public awareness and improve the lives of children and families with asthma. Be part of this national effort to get asthma under control in communities nationwide!

Use the tools and resources identified below to plan and promote your program's AAM activities and events.

Become a Network Member

Joining is free!

Become a member and gain year-round access to resources, tools and cutting-edge strategies to drive your program. Register here!

Find and Share Resources

Visit the Resource Bank to find asthma action plans, evidence-based studies, outreach materials and other resources to help your program. Share educational material with your community during AAM.

Check out these Top 3 Resources:

  1. The Breathe Easies
    EPA Asthma Team
  2. Putting Together the Pieces to Manage Childhood Asthma
    Merck Childhood Asthma Network, Inc.
  3. Help Your Child Gain Control Over Asthma
    EPA Asthma Team

Plan AAM Events

Download EPA's AAM Event Planning Kit for ideas for outreach and awareness activities, media tips and much more. Then add your activities to the Events Calendar! Share your AAM stories about events and activities on the Blog.

Identify Partners in Your Community

Find partners in your area by searching the Community Program Profiles on


Asthma Awareness Month

MCAN Resources Now Available on the Network! 

The Merck Childhood Asthma Network, Inc. (MCAN) and EPA are excited to announce the addition of MCAN’s implementation and evaluation tools, resources, outcomes and best practices from MCAN's programs on the Network. Visit the MCAN page to learn more about MCAN’s groundbreaking work in asthma disparities and then check out the MCAN Library to access content to help your program achieve positive health outcomes in asthma management. 

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