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    Maryland Asthma Friendly Schools Initiative

    To address the burden of asthma in schools, the Maryland Asthma Control Program (MACP), in partnership with the Maryland State Department of Education, has implemented the Asthma Friendly Schools Initiative (AFSI) pilot project.  The AFSI supports the health and academic success of students through maximizing asthma management and reducing environmental asthma triggers in the school environment. 
     
    Are you ready to begin the planning stages to implement an Asthma Friendly School program in your school?  Many school personnel may find the initial planning overwhelming.  To help with this, please use this Team Work Assessment.  The Partner Inventory, Technical Assistance needs and School Selection will help to organize your next steps and create strategies for implementation.  This Assessment Checklist will also allow evaluation of what has been accomplished and what still needs to be implemented to become an Asthma Friendly School.
     
    The process for applying to become an Asthma Friendly School is very straight forward.  Once a decision is made that you will be applying, inform the Asthma Program Coordinator of MACP.      
     
    Rachel Hess-Mutinda
    410-767-2196
     
    After all projects, policies and activities have been completed, you can submit this Application Form to the Asthma Program Coordinator.  It is due May 15, 2010.  If your school will collect data in support of your project, you can use this Student Monitoring Form..

    Other resources that will help with the implementation of the Asthma Friendly School program in your school include:

    The Initiating Change: Creating an Asthma Friendly School toolkit from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
    The Asthma Friendly Schools Initiative Toolkit from the American Lung Association
     

    2009 Maryland Asthma Friendly Schools Awardees

     
    Baltimore City  
    PS #24- Westside Elementary
    PS #25- Dr. Rayner Browne Elementary 
    PS #37-Harford Heights Elementary
    PS #124A/B- Bay Brook Elementary/Middle
    PS #401- Northwestern High School
     
    GOLD
    BRONZE
    SILVER
    GOLD
    SILVER
    Baltimore County  
    Battle Grove Elementary School
    Carney Elementary School
    Hampton Elementary Schoo
    Lansdowne Elementary School
    Scotts Branch Elementary School
    GOLD
    GOLD
    GOLD
    GOLD
    GOLD

     

    Garrett County

     
    Accident Elementary School
    Bloomington School
    Broad Ford Elementary School
    Crellin Elementary School
    Dennett Road Elementary School
    Friendsville Elementary School
    Grantsville Elementary School
    Kitzmiller Elementary School
    Route 40 Elementary School 
    Swan Meadow School
    Yough Glades Elementary School
    Northern Middle School
    Southern Middle School
    Northern Garrett High School 
    Southern Garrett High School 
    BRONZE
    BRONZE
    BRONZE
    BRONZE
    BRONZE
    BRONZE
    BRONZE
    BRONZE
    BRONZE
    BRONZE
    BRONZE
    BRONZE
    BRONZE
    BRONZE
    BRONZE