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Asthma

Asthma is a serious chronic disease of the lungs that is caused by swelling in the airways. Asthma cannot be cured, but can be controlled with proper care and treatment. People with asthma can live normal, active lives.

The Office of Health Data and Research manages the Mississippi Asthma Surveillance System, a federally-funded program to coordinate asthma control efforts in the state.

The Mississippi State Department of Health Asthma Program, American Lung Association in Mississippi, Asthma Coalition of Mississippi, and School-based Asthma Management Program (SAM) would like to congratulate the following 2013-2014 Asthma friendly school recipients for their positive efforts in making the school environment healthy for students with asthma.

An Asthma Friendly School supports the academic success and health of its students by coordinating asthma care, providing training to all school staff on how to manage asthma in a school setting, providing emergency instructions for staff to follow in case of medical emergencies, having policies that allow students to self-carry and administer medications, completing needs assessments as well as implementing wellness and idling policies, implementing pest management programs, and other environmental education that may raise awareness and improve the school setting.

Again, Congratulations to all the winners! Excellent Work!

Cleveland Career Development and Technology Center, Cleveland
School Nurse: Angela Campbell

Houlka Attendance Center, Houlka
School Nurse: Chandra Warren

H.M. Nailor, Cleveland
School Nurse: Angela Campbell

Harper McCaughan Elementary School , Long Beach
School Nurse: Parma Rishel

Franklin Academy, Columbus
School Nurse: Sharon Reifers

Simpson Central School , Pinola
School Nurse: Jill C. Zattoni

This page last reviewed on Aug 14, 2014

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