Education for Students with Asthma Program

Breathe Pennsylvania provides two free one-hour educational training sessions to students with asthma in grades K-12.

Students learn about the respiratory system, early warning signs, triggers and medications. A Breathe Pennsylvania representative will educate students on how to properly use a peak flow meter and a spacer with an inhaler. Students in the session for middle school and high school students are guided through the “Strategize and Be Asthma-Wize” scenario to prepare for independent living after high school graduation.

All students in attendance receive a Student Asthma Kit. Permission forms are required for each student participating in the program.

Elementary and Middle School Students:

Session 1  covers asthma management and proper spacer technique.

Session 2 — scheduled one month after session 1, covers a review of asthma management and proper use of the peak flow meter.

High School Students:

Session 1 — covers asthma management, proper spacer and peak flow meter technique.
Session 2 — scheduled three months after session 1, provides support with transitional issues as the student gets ready to assume responsibility for their asthma upon graduation into university, trade school, armed services, or employment.

For more information, please contact:


Jeannie Simms, BA, AE-C®
Senior Director of Asthma Education and Programs                                                                      
1-800-220-1990 (office) or 412-855-4594 (cell)
Counties: Allegheny, Armstrong, Fayette, Greene, Indiana,
and Westmoreland.

Jessica Schuman, RN, BSN, AE-C®
Director of Asthma Education and Programs
724-900-1115 (cell)
Counties: Beaver, Butler, Lawrence,
and Washington.

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