Clearing the Air: An Asthma Toolkit for Healthy Schools

Sponsoring Program Name: 
Health Resources in Action

Improving the air quality inside and outside of school buildings can improve students’ health and readiness to learn. The Massachusetts Asthma Action Partnership (MAAP), in partnership with the Massachusetts Department of Public Health’s Asthma Prevention and Control Program (APCP), and Health Resources in Action, have developed a new resource, Clearing the Air: An Asthma Toolkit for Healthy Schools to help schools create an asthma-friendly learning and working environment. This toolkit contains sample policy language, best practices, and curated resources and tools. Nine policy and practice areas have been identified as target areas to help improve air quality:

  • School-wide environmental health and safety management
  • Green cleaning and environmental purchasing programs
  • Integrated pest management
  • Leaks and moisture
  • Clutter
  • Outdoor air pollution
  • Fragrance
  • Tobacco
  • Clinical asthma management in the school setting 
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