Open Airways for Schools (OAS)

A program of the University of Michigan Center for Managing Chronic Disease developed with support from the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute, the Comprehensive School-Based Asthma Program (OAS+) was designed to improve health outcomes for children with asthma including asthma symptoms, school grades and school absences. The intervention includes six weekly lessons of Open Airways for Schools (OAS), a 3-lesson awareness curriculum called Environmental Detectives for all students in grades 2-5, a school environmental action component, an outreach campaign for parents and community, and efforts to reach community physicians. The set of materials includes all of the information needed to implement the program.

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