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Texas Health Steps Now Offering Effective Asthma Management at School Continuing Education Course!
With the kids back at school, the proper treatment and management of their asthma becomes crucial to ensuring that their ability to learn is not negatively impacted by symptoms. Texas Health Steps is now offering an online training course that will teach school nurses, as well as other interested health-care professionals and schools staff, how to implement and sustain an effective asthma management program. The course offers;
ways to improve access to prescribed medications;
tips for reducing asthma triggers;
techniques for facilitating self-management of asthma;
procedures for administering emergency treatment; and
ideas for building universal program support by educating students, parents, and staff.
For more information, or to enroll in this course, which is eligible for 1.5 hours of Continuing Education credits, please visit http://www.txhealthsteps.com/cms/?q=catalog/course/2280.
Welcome to the Texas Asthma Control Program (TACP)
||The TACP is located within the Chronic Disease Branch, Health Promotion and Chronic Disease Prevention Section at the Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS). In collaboration with other state organizations and community partners, the TACP strives to improve the quality of life for Texans living with asthma. Activities include conducting asthma surveillance, supporting and promoting state and local partnerships, promoting policies that address and improve asthma outcomes, funding effective interventions that increase asthma self-management and reduce the burden of asthma in Texas, and evaluating activities to guide the use of program resources and interventions.
TACP - Mission
Reduce the severity of asthma symptoms
Decrease preventable asthma morbidity
Decrease the number of emergency department hospital visits and deaths due to asthma in Texas
Improve the quality of life for Texans living with asthma
Many individuals and organizations are committed to ensuring proper asthma care and management for our population and have worked for years to prevent and reduce poor outcomes and improve the quality of life for Texans with asthma. Our appreciation and recognition is extended to the asthma champions of Texas.
Texas Asthma Control Program
Texas Department of State Health Services
PO Box 149347
Austin, Texas 78714-9347
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