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Let’s Take Control of Asthma: Asthma-Self Management for Families and Children with Asthma

Let’s Take Control of Asthma: Asthma-Self Management for Families and Children with Asthma In-Person

Asthma is the most common chronic childhood illness and the number one cause of children missing school. The Asthma Flipchart Program will provide a workshop that teaches children and families how to control their asthma to reduce hospital visits and school absences. 

Join us for an interactive asthma health workshop with games and fun activities for the entire family. Gifts and prizes are available! 

Melesha Brissett, a Health Promotion Specialist at the American Lung Association, will speak about the importance of self-management education for asthma through the Asthma Flipchart Workshop.

During the workshop, you will learn the following: 

  • To recognize triggers, symptoms, and warning signs.
  • Take asthma medicines correctly.
  • Problem-solving and self-management
  • How to safely handle emergencies

Melesha Brissett is the Health Promotion Specialist at the American Lung Association and holds a Master's in Public Health Administration from PACE University. She is also a certified facilitator for the American Lung Association's Asthma Self-Management Education Programs. Among her many responsibilities, Melesha trains school nurses, staff, and college students to implement these programs in schools and youth-serving organizations. She has organized several asthma self-management workshops for parents, families, and students in the Hudson Valley area. Melesha's passion is driven by improving the lives of those with respiratory illnesses, particularly children. During her work, she has found that these program initiatives promote healthier and more active lifestyles for children while empowering parents to better advocate for their child's health.

Please register so we can plan accordingly, but drop-ins are welcome. 


Saturday, June 10, 2023
11:00am - 12:00pm
Time Zone:
Eastern Time - US & Canada (change)
Children's Program Room
  Adults     Children  
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