Asthma Programs and Classes
Hasbro Children's Hospital leads community-wide asthma education,
management, support and advocacy projects designed to improve the health
and quality of life of children with asthma.
Our programs all share a common goal: to assist families in developing
the knowledge, motivation and skills to advocate for their children's
health and successfully manage asthma.
Community Asthma Programs is the community education arm of the Respiratory
and Immunology Center.
Our programs include:
CVS/pharmacy Draw A
Breath Program (DAB)
Provides group-based learning opportunities for families with
asthma. Classes are held Tuesday evenings at Hasbro Children's
Hospital and are offered in English and Spanish. More than 300
families participate in the program each year.
Provides targeted outreach and education for families with
children enrolled in public elementary schools in Providence.
Classes for parents and children are held in a different school
throughout the school year. The partnership also aims to
increase awareness among school staff.
Provides children with asthma the opportunity to
participate in a weeklong summer camp.
Hispanic Asthma Support Group for Parents
Provides on-going opportunities for families to deepen their
knowledge of asthma and support each other in taking action to
Asthma School Lunch Program and the Emergency Room Diversion
With funding from the RI Department of Health, small,
group-based classes are provided throughout elementary schools
during the school day. A home-based, environmental educational
program designed to decrease emergency department use is
currently being developed and implemented.
Community Outreach and Training
We participate in community fairs, trainings and events to raise
awareness of asthma and its treatment.