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! PVAC has partnered with Northeastern University School Health Institute to offer 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 and the PVAC Steering Committee, 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.
Together we can make a difference!
For more on living with asthma in Springfield from Dr. Matt Sadof, check out this story on WWLP!