Asthma! Best Practices for Managing Chronic Conditions in Schools




Session Description

School conditions can affect the health of students and staff members with asthma. Is your school asthma friendly? Improving indoor air quality in schools is critical, as poor air quality can trigger asthma symptoms and increase school absenteeism. Using the Whole School, Whole Community, Whole Child Model and the Public Education Department’s best practices, this session provides an overview of asthma and describe environmental triggers in schools. Resources, policies and strategies will be provided to make your school a safe place for students with asthma. Learn about New Mexico schools’ success stories and existing policies.

Learning Objectives

     #1 Discuss the burden of asthma and describe the disease.
     #2 Identify three environmental triggers that may cause an asthma exacerbation.
     #3 Identify one approach that can help school assess and/or improve the school environment.

About the Presenter

Presenter, Norma Vazquez's headshotNorma Vazquez, Health Educator, NM Department of Health
Norma Vazquez is a health educator with the Department of Health, Environmental Health Epidemiology Division, Asthma Control Program. The Asthma Control Program strives to promote, develop and support systems, reducing the asthma burden. Norma has over 15 years in the field of school attachment and health education and is passionate about making New Mexico a healthier place for our children and families.

Continuing Education

This presentation has been approved for the following continuing education units:

Approving BoardProfessionsCEUs Offered
NMBCCHPBehavioral Health Providers1.5

To receive credit, you must attend the session in its entirety and complete the session evaluation within 48 hours of the session conclusion.  As per board requirements, attendance will be taken at the beginning and end of the session.

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Anaphylactic Food Allergy Support of New Mexico
AFASNM is an alliance of people living with food allergies. We provide support to families living with food allergies and raise awareness about food allergies in our community.
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Jul 23 2020


10:00 am - 11:15 am




(505) 266-3451