When Asthma Experts Team Up with Schools, Kids Thrive.

The BACK program keeps kids learning and growing.

Uncontrolled asthma can come between kids and learning

8% of school-age children have asthma or use an inhaler

38% of kids with asthma miss 10 or more days of school per year

2 days absent from school each month puts a child at risk of falling behind

We can help kids.

Our Program

  • Offers additional support to students with asthma who can benefit the most
  • Supports families on their asthma journey
    • Partners with school nurses to manage asthma and coordinate care
      • Teams up with child’s doctors and specialists

        Breathe Better

        School-based Asthma programs make a difference


        Absences decrease by 22% 


        80% of students improve their inhaler technique


        Emergency room visits decrease by 28%


        How our School-Based Asthma Program has Evolved


        What is now called the “BACK,” Better Asthma Control for Kids, program began in 2006 as a community-engaged partnership between pediatric asthma experts at the University of Colorado and Colorado school nurses sharing a mission to address health disparities in asthma care.

        The child is at the center of all we do.