There are approximately 28,000 children in New Hampshire and 2013 data shows that 10.6 percent of these children have asthma.
If you have asthma or know a child who does you may be wondering:
- What you really need to know so you can control your asthma, instead of it controlling you;
- How to deal with friends, parents, classmates, teachers or others when talking about asthma;
- How you can do all the things you enjoy doing, even with asthma.
Websites for more information
Air Now, the Air Quality Index for Kid’s for kids, aged 5 to 10 years, shows children how to moderate their activity to play outside safely when air pollution levels are high and when you should stay inside to play.
All About Asthma for Teens – Asthma Initiative of Michigan
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Many websites and resources for children of different ages are listed here.
Quest for the Code – This CD can also be ordered in English or Spanish by calling the Starlight Foundation at 1-800-315-2580.
Get Asthma Help – Includes asthma games for children under 7, in addition to information for parents and teens.
Just for Kids – Asthma information and activities to learn about managing asthma.
School, Sports And Other Activities
Smoking (Don’t Go There)
NH Youth Network – Breathe NH-creating a new generation of leaders who engage others in matters that impact breathing: tobacco use, air quality and the environment.
Teens Against Tobacco Use – American Lung Association – Teaches young people about tobacco use and how to promote tobacco-free communities.
Meeting Other Kids And Teens
STAR Program – Based at Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center, in Lebanon, NH, the STAR (Steps Toward Adult Responsibility) provides a variety of resources and support for adolescents with a chronic physical health condition.