Community Asthma Prevention Program (CAPP) Resources
Asthma Triggers [PDF]
Provides a list of the most common asthma triggers and ways to avoid them. Available in English and Spanish.
Asthma: What Is It? [PDF]
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.
Avoid Triggers that Start Asthma Attacks
Lists the most common asthma triggers to avoid. Available in English and Spanish.
How to Use a Metered Dose Inhaler with a Spacer and a Mask
Get step-by-step instructions for using a metered dose inhaler (MDI) with a spacer and a mask to treat asthma in children.
Rules of Two™ for Healthcare Providers
Rules of Two™ can be used to assess when a patient might need more than a rescue medication.
What to Do When an Asthma Attack Starts
Outlines three steps to take during an asthma attack. Available in English and Spanish.
When to Replace or Refill Your Child's Asthma Equipment or Medication
Find out when you should replace asthma treatment equipment (such as spacers and air compressors) and when you should refill asthma medications.
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 Orapred, 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.
Community Asthma Prevention Program (CAPP) Testimonial
Alicia discusses how the Community Asthma Prevention Program (CAPP) at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) has helped her daughter.
Medication Administration and Devices
Learn about asthma medications and devices from Asthma Care Navigator, Carmen Perez.
Repairing a Home, Improving a Child's Health: CAPP+
Mildew or mold can make a child’s asthma worse. Learn about CAPP+, a new program that provides free home repairs to improve children's asthma.
Allergy & Asthma Network
The Allergy & Asthma Network provides educational materials on asthma and allergy for parents, kids and schools.
American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology
AAAI is an international society for patients and healthcare professionals that provides expert resources including condition content, advocacy tools and more.
American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP)
The AAP is committed to the optimal physical, mental, and social health and well-being for all infants, children, adolescents, and young adults.
American College of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology
The American College of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology provides information and resources about allergies and asthma for patients and families.
American Lung Association
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.
Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America
AAFA's website offers educational programs and tools about asthma and allergies for patients, caregivers and health professionals.
CAP4Kids of Philadelphia
CAP4Kids helps you find many community agencies that exist to improve or enhance the lives of children, teens and families.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
The CDC is dedicated to protecting health and promoting quality of life through the prevention and control of disease, injury and disability.
Clean Air Council
Clean Air Council provides Philadelphians with a great resource for checking on daily air quality in the city.
National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences
Find health and education resources, including brochures and fact sheets, environmental health topics, science education for kids K-12, and a website for Kids.
PA Integrated Pest Management Program
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.
Philadelphia Department of Public Health
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.