Asthma Resources

Pennsylvania Asthma Partnership: Education and Prescription Assistance

“Mission: To dedicate expertise and resources to develop and implement a sustainable statewide asthma action plan. The plan shall expand and improve the quality of asthma care and management, education and awareness, prevention and surveillance and seeks to eliminate the disproportionate burden that asthma places on racial and ethnic minorities and low income Pennsylvania residents.”


Breathe Pennsylvania: a non-profit organization that empowers individuals through awareness, education, and direct services

“Breathe Pennsylvania, headquartered in Cranberry Township, Pa., is a non-profit organization (501(c)3) that helps the residents of southwestern Pennsylvania achieve and maintain optimal lung health through education, prevention, awareness and direct services.”


American Lung Association: Education, Advocacy, and Research

“The American Lung Association is the leading organization working to save lives by improving lung health and preventing lung disease, through research, education and advocacy. Our work is focused on five strategic imperatives: to defeat lung cancer; to improve the air we breathe; to reduce the burden of lung disease on individuals and their families; to eliminate tobacco use and tobacco-related diseases; and to accelerate fundraising and enhance organizational effectiveness to support the urgency of our mission.”


NIH: Explore Asthma

“NHLBI’s Health Topics Web site. The NHLBI developed this site for patients, caregivers, and the public. Health Topics provides science-based, plain-language information related to heart, lung, blood, and sleep disorders. The site contains articles on diseases, conditions, tests, procedures, and other relevant topics, which you can e-mail, print, and share. New topics will be added regularly.”


American Academy of Allergy Asthma & Immunology

“The American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology (AAAAI) is a professional organization with over 7,000 members in the United States, Canada and 72 other countries. This membership includes allergist / immunologists, other medical specialists, allied health and related healthcare professionals—all with a special interest in the research and treatment of allergic and immunologic diseases. The American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology is dedicated to the advancement of the knowledge and practice of allergy, asthma and immunology for optimal patient care.”


Severe Asthma Toolkit

“The Center of Excellence in Severe Asthma has developed the Severe Asthma Toolkit to address an identified gap in the availability of severe asthma education resources for clinicians.  This website provides tools to help clinicians provide optimal care for people with severe asthma, and is targeted at clinicians in primary and specialist care, in both private and public clinic settings.”



American College of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology 

“The American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology promotes excellence in the practice of the sub specialty of allergy and immunology. The College fosters a culture of collaboration and congeniality in which its members work together and with others toward the common goals of patient care, education, advocacy and research.”


American Thoracic Society: Patient Resources

“The American Thoracic Society (ATS) offers a wealth of information for patients, families, health care providers and others with an interest in lung disease and lung health. Here you will find information on topics ranging from asthma and COPD to critical illnesses like Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome (ARDS) and rare lung diseases such as Hermansky Pudlak Syndrome (HPS), and other adult and pediatric respiratory diseases and disorders.”


PITT Respiratory Reader

“UPMC Physician Resources provides physicians with clinical and research news, videos, and free online continuing medical education (CME) across a wide range of adult and pediatric subspecialties. Experts from UPMC and our partners present on the latest clinical advances, bench-to-bedside research, and best practices in care delivery.”