Community Asthma Prevention Program (CAPP) Resources

Videos


Medication Materials

An anti-inflammatory and beta-agonist control medicine used to relax the muscles around the breathing tubes and decrease swelling and mucus in the breathing tubes.

Advair HFA is an aerosol form of Advair that comes in a canister and is used with an actuator inhaler device and a spacer device.

A bronchodilator that relaxes the muscles around the airways. It's used as a quick relief or rescue medication.

An anti-inflammatory, inhaled steroids used to decrease swelling, mucous production, and sensitivity to allergens in the airways.

A bronchodilator used to treat bronchospasm. Learn about how it's given and its side effects, and find tips on how to use it.

An anti-inflammatory, inhaled corticosteroid used to decrease swelling and mucus in the airways.

They include Prednisolone, Prelone and Orapre, and are used to reduce swelling and mucus in the airways.

Also known as Budesonide, it's a strong anti-inflammatory medication used to decrease swelling and mucus in the airways.

Anti-inflammatory control medicine used to decrease swelling and mucus in the airways. It is not for use in an acute asthma attack.


Educational Materials

Provides a list of the most common asthma triggers and ways to avoid them. Available in English and Spanish.

Provides an overview of asthma, its symptoms, triggers and treatments, including long-term controller medicines and quick-relief medicines. Available in English, Spanish and Arabic.

Rules of Two™ can be used to assess when a patient might need more than a rescue medication.


Websites

The Allergy & Asthma Network provides educational materials on asthma and allergy for parents, kids and schools.

The AAP is committed to the optimal physical, mental, and social health and well-being for all infants, children, adolescents, and young adults.

The American Lung Association is the leading organization working to save lives by improving lung health and preventing lung disease through education, advocacy and research. 

CAP4Kids helps you find many community agencies that exist to improve or enhance the lives of children, teens and families.

Clean Air Council provides Philadelphians with a great resource for checking on daily air quality in the city.

This is a joint effort of the PA Department of Agriculture and Pennsylvania State University that aims to educate the public about the concept of integrated pest management.

The Philadelphia Department of Public Health provides information to help protect the health of all Philadelphians and to lead healthy lives. Philadelphia residents can get medical care at many health centers throughout the city.