About the Program
Asthma information & services
Free Asthma Home Visit Services
Asthma Education & Home Support
Speak with a trained Community Health Worker about your questions and create a plan together.
Community Health Workers provide asthma help to Boston families. They address the conditions in homes that can trigger asthma symptoms. They are available by phone or video call. *Please Note: Asthma Home Visits will be conducted BY PHONE until further notice.
They help residents:
- Understand asthma, medications, and how to use them
- Understand and follow your Asthma Action Plan
- Understand your asthma triggers and how to address them
- Connect to other resources and support your needs
- Drop off asthma management and prevention supplies to your doorstep
Provider login to Breathe Easy Program (requires login with credentials to register).
Call BEAH coordinator at 617-534-2635 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Breathe Easy at Home
Works with your landlord to make repairs they are responsible for.
Sometimes home environments can trigger asthma in children. Medical professionals can refer these patients for housing inspections. These inspections are available for Boston renters. Breathe Easy at Home Update: ISD has been conducting virtual inspections. They remain in regular contact with both residents and landlords to correct violations.
The program addresses issues that a landlord may need to fix. Issues can include:
- Pests (rodents and roaches)
- Holes where pests enter
- Broken bathrooms/kitchen and vents
- ABCD HeadStart Boston Health Nutrition Staff
- American Lung Association
- Asthma Allergy Foundation of America
- Asthma Educator Certification (AE-C)
- Asthma Swim (Boston Children's Hospital)
- Asthma Triggers (AAFA)
- Asthma Wellness: Keeping Students with Asthma in School and Learning
- Back to School Asthma Checklist
- Boston Children's Hospital Videos
- Boston Hospital Clinical Provider List - Asthma Contacts
- Boston Medical Center (Sickle Cell Disease)
- Boston Public Schools (BPS) Medication Authorization Form
- BPS Nursing Assignments by School
- BPS Superintendent's Circular - Asthma
- CDC Asthma and Flu
- Center for Disease Control
- Concussion Guide
- Exercised-Induced Asthma Fact Sheet
- Healthy Homes Checklist (AAFA)
- Health of Boston
- Health of Boston Chronic Disease - Asthma
- HIPAA-FERPA BPS English Release of Information
- How Asthma Friendly is your School?
- Immigration Assistance Referral List
- Is the Asthma Action Plan Working? A tool for School Nurse Assessment
- Managing Asthma: A Guide for Schools
- Massachusetts Asthma Action Plan (English)
- Massachusetts Asthma Action Plan (Spanish)
- Massachusetts Department of Public Health
- More Information on Exercised-Induced Asthma
- NAECB Asthma Guidelines - Quick Reference
- Oral Health Resources Brochure (Spanish)
- Parent Asthma Leaders, PAN
- Steps to Make Your Home Asthma Friendly (EPA)
- Teen Depression Fact Sheet Fall 2015
- Youth and Young Adult Asthma Flyer 2018