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Asthma Education Programs

Asthma is achronic illness that is often experienced differently by children depending on how well their symptoms are managed.

Why it Matters: In the United States, about 4.8 million children under the age of 18 are estimated to have asthma, a disease of the lungs. That is one in every 15 kids! St. Joseph Mercy Hospital is offering a variety of educational programs for children with asthma.

RN Assessment Visits
One hour session with a certified asthma educator RN who will assess your individual family needs and facilitate an educational plan in collaboration with your provider.

Parent/Child/Caregiver Classes
Asthma 101: Effective strategies to manage your child’s asthma (ages 8-12).
The ABC’s of Asthma (pre-school-3rd grade)

Smoking Cessation Presentations
Classroom and group hands-on presentations on smoking and its effects on the body.

Asthma Camp
Summer day camp for asthmatic students grades 2-5 in collaboration with the Health Exploration Station in Canton. Campers engage in fun activities that teach self-management skills to improve control of asthma symptoms.

Speakers Bureau
Group presentations available for classrooms, educators, parents, office professionals, health care professionals, teachers, coaches on:

  • Smoking prevention
  • Hand washing
  • Stress management
  • Friends, Family child/infant CPR
  • Asthma exercise
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