Did you know that each year asthma causes 10.5 million missed school days? Are you a teacher who wants to help your asthmatic students lead active, healthy lives? Create an asthma friendly classroom! Northeastern University is currently offering a FREE online program for school teachers and staff – “Asthma in the Classroom: What do teachers need to know?” Led by Michele Hart of Baystate, the program provides information about asthma triggers, symptoms, and warning signs; it also identifies helpful resources, and aids in developing school policies to address air quality issues. You can receive 0.1 continuing education units or 1 contact hour – just complete a post test and a certificate will be emailed to you. Register.
Coalition Meeting Presentation
Childhood asthma and obesity: Are they connected?
Chrystal Wittcopp, MD, Director of Baystate Children's Hospital Weight Management Program and Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at Tufts University School of Medicine, presented on obesity in Springfield, the possible link between asthma and obesity, and the MIGHTY program at the PVAC monthly meeting on October 23, 2013. Learn more about the presentation.
Together we can make a difference!
For more on living with asthma in Springfield from Dr. Matt Sadof, check out this story on WWLP!