Project Title & Description
Asthma Ozone Awareness Outreach
NTAC will expand their current Flag Project that provides training and outreach education to asthma stakeholders and schools across Texas. The North Texas Asthma Consortium is currently supporting outreach education and training for an ozone awareness flag program. The goal of the program is to increase awareness in schools and communities about asthma and the effects of air quality respiratory health. The program seeks to raise awareness among parents, students, and teachers about how to use EPA's AQI to protect children from poor air quality and potential asthma attacks.
The North Texas Asthma Consortium will look to expand the Ozone Awareness Flag Program by implementing a training program for asthma stakeholders and school health personnel in both North Texas and across the state in support of efforts associated with the Clean Air Act. Additional details below:
1. The trainings will be for school health professionals and other asthma stakeholders regarding asthma, environmental issues associated with respiratory health, as well as instruction on the implementation of the flag program. This event would allow school health professionals to receive education as well as the tools needed to implement the flag program (example: set of flags, educational resources for parents, Texas Asthma Guide for Schools). In addition the training will serve as an opportunity to recognize schools that have been successful in implementing the flag program.
2. The flag program has been successful in North Texas and there is an opportunity to travel to other asthma coalitions or asthma stakeholder and present the flag program and assist in implementing the program in their area.