Providence School Asthma Partnership
A partnership of the Community Asthma Programs of Hasbro Children's Hospital and the Providence School Department, the Providence School Asthma Partnership was formed to improve the health and quality of life of children with asthma through education, management support and advocacy.
The Providence Asthma School Partnership is funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, the Rhode Island Foundation, Rhode Island Hospital Foundation and Health and Education Leadership for Providence.
The partnership's goal is to ensure that children with asthma begin each school day ready to learn by:
- Decreasing the impact of asthma on everyday life
- Reducing the number of school days missed due to asthma
- Decreasing visits to the emergency room and overnight hospital stays for asthma
- Improving child and family knowledge and confidence in managing asthma so that they can take effective action towards controlling asthma
The programs include:
- Innovative, interactive and culturally appropriate asthma education workshops for parents and their children; classes are offered in English and Spanish and are held weekly in a different elementary school.
- Novel curriculum tailored to parents and their children with asthma.
- During the class, medical equipment for home asthma control is explained through demonstration; families receive free peak flow meters and spacers, if needed; food, transportation, and babysitting are also provided.
- Training for school nurses and staff to increase understanding of asthma and its treatment.
- A diverse, multi-disciplinary staff dedicated to providing quality services to families with asthma.
For more information, please contact us at 401-444-8340.