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For Asthma

Asthma Basic Care
An in-service workshop for school nurses, teachers, coaches, daycare personnel or anyone supervising children with asthma.

Asthma Camp
Six-day residence summer camp for severely asthmatic children ages 8-12 from across the state.

Asthma CHAMPS
A three session empowerment class for 3rd, 4th and 5th grade children designed to improve asthma self-management skills.

Asthma Educatorís Course
Preparatory course for healthcare professionals wishing to sit for the National Asthma Certification Examination and beneficial to all who provide education to those living with asthma.

Lung Health Conference

Each year, the Arkansas Respiratory Health Association hosts the "Take a Breather" Lung Health Conference.

Research

The Arkansas Respiratory Health Association supports local researchers as they work to find new treatments for lung diseases such as chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, extreme drug resistant tuberculosis, and lung cancer.

For Schools

Don't Start
The "Don't Start" Contest is a drawing and writing contest for children in grades kindergarten through fifth grade.

Healthy Lungs Month
During the months of October and November, children in kindergarten through eighth grades learn about the hazards of smoking

Positive Actions
An in-school suspension program for students who violate the schoolís tobacco use policy.

For Life

Better Breathers Clubs
Monthly educational support group meetings that offer a warm and friendly atmosphere for lung disease patients, their families and their friends.

Living with COPD
A one-hour class specifically designed for the newly diagnosed COPD patient and a partner.

Managing Alpha-1
A one-hour class specifically designed for individuals diagnosed with Alpha-1 and a partner.

Smoking Cessation
How to stay quit and get through the day without smoking