Open Airways For Schools is an educational curriculum for children diagnosed with asthma. Asthma is the most common chronic childhood illness and the number one cause of school absenteeism.
The Open Airways program teaches children with asthma basic information that will help them control their own asthma more effectively, to make hospital visits less likely, to reduce absences and thereby help children achieve their full potential.
For more information, call 311.
The Open Airways program is delivered through a public/private partnership involving the American Lung Associations of the City of New York (ALACNY), the NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, the NYC Department of Education, GlaxoSmithKline, and the NYC Council.