Indiana Joint Asthma Coalition Resources2021-06-07T16:33:04-04:00

The Indiana Joint Asthma Coalition resource page is filled with helpful information and links to important documents, plans, programs and data.

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Managing Indoor Air Quality

Asthma affects more than 25 million Americans, and an estimated 5 million children. Controlling the indoor environment and indoor air quality (IAQ) are key factors in managing asthma symptoms and
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Cooking with Connections: Resources

Nutrition has, and will continue to be, a major contributor to our health. The food we eat and beverages we drink directly connect to our ability to maintain good health
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New Year – New Asthma Guidelines

In December 2020, the National Institutes of Health (NIH) announced 19 recommendations in six key areas of asthma diagnosis, management and treatment. These six areas are: 1. Use of inhaled
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Asthma Education for the Community Health Worker Online Training

The Indiana Joint Asthma Coalition is pleased to announce the launch of its Asthma Education for the Community Health Worker Training! This free online training is in partnership with the
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November is National COPD Awareness Month

More than 16 million Americans have chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. Millions more have it and don’t know it. The month of November provides the COPD community with a distinct time
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October is Health Literacy Month

Since 1999, organizations from around the world come together every October to observe Health Literacy Month. October is a time to bring attention to the importance of making health information
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Truth Initiative

This is Quitting is a free mobile program from Truth Initiative designed to help young people quit vaping. The first-of-its-kind text messaging program incorporates messages from other young people who
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Is the Quality of Indoor Air Important?

What is IAQ? Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) refers to the air quality within and around buildings, especially as it relates to the health and comfort of building occupants. Health concerns
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How to Increase Allergy & Asthma Awareness Year-Round

If allergies and asthma impact you or a loved one’s life, you may be looking for opportunities to help. The Allergy & Asthma Center is here to help. Below is
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Do You Have Your Asthma Action Plan?

As recommended by the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America, every person with asthma should have an “Asthma Action Plan.” This plan not only provides information on your asthma but
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Do Emotions Impact My Asthma?

Strong emotions are part of life. We laugh, we get angry, we fear, we get excited. How we manage these emotions, on the other hand, is up to us. Strong
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What Summer means for those with Asthma

July brings heat and humidity. For many, this can mean an overly hot day of gardening or an extra sunny barbeque. For those with asthma, a hot and humid July
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Get a good night’s sleep – despite severe asthma!

Did you know? Scientists have found a link between breathing-related sleep disturbances and cardiovascular problems, such as high blood pressure an insulin sensitivity. If you have asthma, getting plenty of
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How do Houseplants Improve Air Quality?

For people living with asthma, the benefits of fresh air can’t be understated — especially when it comes to the home. Unfortunately, indoor air is often stale and dry and
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Creating an Asthma Action Plan

If you have asthma, you should have an Asthma Action Plan. Asthma Action Plans help you prevent and control asthma attacks. The first step is to meet with your primary
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Child Asthmatics and COVID-19

Parents of children with asthma may have concerns about how COVID-19 could affect their child. Children with asthma tend to have more severe symptoms from respiratory diseases like the flu.
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Benefits of Quitting Tobacco

The World Health Organization and Connections IN Health are focusing on tobacco use prevention among youth and raising awareness on the importance of how and why the industry seeks to
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Air Pollution and COVID-19

Air pollution is harmful to everyone’s health. It can be especially dangerous for those who have asthma because it can trigger asthma attacks.  Early studies have suggested that high levels
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Asthma and Stress

Stress can be an asthma trigger. Here are ways to reduce stress while at home. Practice deep breathing exercises regularly. Learn why breathing exercises are important and how to complete
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Lowering Asthma Medication Costs

Do you find it difficult to cover the cost of your medications? Medications can be very expensive, and you may have to explore options for lowering your cost. Different Medications

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