Content tagged with: Asthma

The Importance of Indoor Environmental Quality

All students and school employees have the right to a great public school that fosters a safe and healthy learning and work environment – and that includes Indoor Environmental Quality (IEQ). Poor IEQ is caused by a variety of harmful factors, including: mold, poor ventilation, chemicals, extreme temperatures, asbestos, and other pollutants that negatively impact the… Read more »

Managing Asthma in the School Environment

This online course was developed by NEA Healthy Futures (as NEA HIN) and the Merck Childhood Asthma Network (MCAN) as part of NEA’s Online Academy. This free, 1.5 hour course will educate NEA members about asthma so that they can help students better manage their asthma while at school. The course addresses the causes, signs… Read more »

Indoor Environmental Quality

All students and school employees have the right to a great public school that fosters a safe and healthy learning and work environment – and that includes indoor environmental quality (IEQ). Poor IEQ is caused by a variety of harmful factors, including: mold, poor ventilation, chemicals, extreme temperatures, asbestos, and other pollutants that negatively impact… Read more »

Clean Schools

Help Keep Your Students, Staff, and Building Healthy! A clean school is important to every member of the school community —including you! A clean school helps improve indoor environmental quality (IEQ), reduces the spread of infectious illness, as well as the triggers for asthma and allergies. All of these issues impact absenteeism for both students… Read more »

Chronic Disease

Chronic diseases are long-lasting conditions that can be controlled but not cured, and are the leading causes of death and disability in the United States. These include heart disease, cancer, and stroke, and are also among the most costly affecting our country. The upside? Chronic diseases are among the most preventable of health problems.  … Read more »

Asthma

Asthma is a leading chronic illness among children and youth in the U.S. and one of the leading causes of school absenteeism. Approximately 6.8 million children and youth in the U.S. (9.3%) have asthma. In addition, teachers and custodians have been identified as having higher rates of occupational asthma. The key elements needed for asthma… Read more »