This spring, the Utah Asthma Coalition provided free asthma screenings at parent teacher conferences and kindergarten registration at schools across Cache Valley.
One in ten children have asthma, it is the most chronic condition in children under 18. On average an asthmatic child will miss five days of school per year because of side effects of the disease. Even when asthma symptoms are not severe enough to require care it can affect their sleep, play and performance in school. Our goal is to reach as many children and families as possible to help with education and support of their asthma. Our presence at these events allows parents the opportunity to talk with our coalition members, have their questions answered and receive information for more in depth screenings.
Misunderstandings about symptoms and treatment is a common factor in the proper care of asthma. We as the Utah Asthma Coalition want to see our valleys children miss less school days, and learn to properly care for their asthma with our help. We our partnerships with Cache Valley schools that allow the Utah Asthma Coalition to provide life changing intervention. Thank you Cache County School District, Logan School District and Thomas Edison Charter School South for helping to facilitate so many successful screenings!