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.
- 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
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.