Maine Asthma Prevention and Control Program - Resources

The Program has several resources for people with asthma, school nurses, parents of children with asthma, coaches, homeowners, and community leaders on the importance of managing asthma to improve quality of life for all.

To order any of the following contact Jim Braddick at 207-287-7302 or via email at jim.braddick@maine.gov

Info Cards

Handouts/Brochures/Other

Archieved Reports

Other Recommended Asthma Resources

(Note some of these links take you outside of the Maine.gov web site)

Air Quality Forecast (Bureau of Air Quality)
The Maine Department of Environmental Protection's Bureau of Air Quality established this site to inform the general public of current air quality concentrations and expected air quality concentrations for the upcoming 24 hours. Air quality forecasts are scheduled to be updated by 3:00 pm weekdays and other times as necessary. Air Quality forecasts are also available on the Bureau's Air Quality Hotline at (800) 223-1196.

EnviroFlash Notification {Ozone Alert} (Bureau of Air Quality)
EnviroFlash is an automated, zip code based, electronic alert system that warns people when air quality is likely to be poor in their area.

Maine Tracking Network (Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention)
The goal of the Maine Tracking Network is to improve public health by making data on environmental hazards and health effects easier to find and use.  Specific asthma related data can be found here.

The Pathway to Managing Your Asthma Infographic (American Lung Association)
This infographic encompasses the four components of the National Asthma Education and Prevention Program (NAEPP) guidelines for better asthma management; assessment and monitoring, understanding asthma medication, proactive doctor visits, creating an asthma action plan, and learning asthma self-management skills. At the end of the pathway it links asthma patients to learn more about asthma by taking the Lung Association’s free interactive online learning module Asthma Basics.

How Lung-Friendly is Your Workplace Infographic (American Lung Association)
This infographic highlights the commonality of lung disease among adults and its cost in healthcare and lost productivity. The infographic also identifies common workplace irritants/hazards and steps to create a lung-friendly workplace. This infographic also links to the Lung Association’s corporate wellness page.

IAQ (Indoor Air Quality) Tools for Schools (Environmental Protection Agency)
The IAQ Tools for Schools Program is a comprehensive resource to help schools maintain a healthy environment in school buildings by identifying, correcting, and preventing IAQ problems.

Creating an Asthma Friendly School (Centers for Disease Control)
Creating an Asthma-Friendly School is a toolkit developed to help advocates at the district and school levels persuade people in their schools and communities of the importance of asthma-friendly schools.

Maine Schools Integrated Pest Management Toolkit
This is a decision-making process that combines practical pest management strategies to prevent or control pests in ways that reduce risks to health and the environment. The site has a checklist for school nurses and fact sheets on common human health-impacting pests such as mosquitoes (including recommendations on use of repellents), ticks, head lice.

Breathe Easy in Maine (Tobacco and Substance Use Prevention and Control)
Residents and visitors benefit from Maine’s statewide laws that prohibit smoking in workplaces and indoor public places.

Smoke-Free Housing (Coalition for Smoke-Free Housing)
The Smoke-Free Housing Coalition of Maine provides technical assistance and support to landlords who are transitioning to a smoke-free building policy and to tenants who want to advocate for such a policy in their building. Our mission is to eliminate involuntary exposure to secondhand smoke in multi-unit buildings - for more information on how to join us in achieving this mission, visit the site link.

Expert Panel Report 3 (EPR3): Guidelines for the Diagnosis and Management of Asthma (National Heart Lung and Blood Institute)
The EPR 3 Guidelines on Asthma was developed by an expert panel commissioned by the National Asthma Education and Prevention Program Coordinating Committee, coordinated by the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute of the National Institutes of Health.

The Coach's Asthma Clipboard Program (Minnesota Department of Health)
This training program was created so coaches could learn about asthma, how it affects and athlete's ability to compete, and how the coach can help athletes manage their symptoms while playing their very best.

Attack Asthma (U.S. Environmental Agency and the Ad Council)
This initiative shares information especially tailored for children and their parents or caregivers. The site contains interactive games where children can learn about asthma and triggers and how to avoid an attack.