Asthma Resource Toolkit - Starter Guide

Boy using asthma inhalerACF's Region IV developed the Asthma Resource Toolkit- Starter Guide, in partnership with the southeast regional office of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency through a demonstration pilot in two targeted Georgia counties (Bibb and Lowndes). The Toolkit was designed to: 

  1. increase awareness and educate pre-school staff and families about environmental health risk factors to young children; and 
  2. facilitate access to resources that could be integrated easily into ongoing program activities.

The Toolkit has been widely disseminated across the country and rolled out as a national model by Secretaries of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. 

Learn more about about asthma and environmental triggers on ACF's Office of Head Start Early Childhood Learning and Knowledge Center website: www.eclkc.ohs.acf.hhs.gov.