Friday, May 29, 2015 - 12:00am
May is Asthma Awareness Month

Asthma affects over 22 million people in the United States, which includes 1 in 12 children. It is one of the leading causes of school absenteeism. In a classroom of 20, about 3 are likely to have asthma. 

Asthma-friendly schools are ones that make the effort to create safe and supportive learning environments for students with asthma. They create and enforce policies that allow students to successfully manage their asthma during the school day.

If you would like to find resources to spread the word and raise awareness, visit the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America's website, or the National Institute of Health's website

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 The mission of the West Virginia School-Based Health Assembly (WVSBHA) is to advance comprehensive health care in school settings through responsive policies, practices, and partnerships. Formed in 1995, WVSBHA serves as the lead membership organization and unified voice in the state for the advancement of school-based health care.

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Through collaboration of individuals and organizations that represent and support school-based health centers and services, WVSBHA supports the belief that all West Virginia children and youth have a fundamental right to access and receive comprehensive primary health care and prevention services. 

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Time: 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
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WVSBHA Board of Directors Meeting
Time: 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Location: WVPCA Offices

Brief Tobacco Intervention Skills Certification For Pregnant and Postpartum Women- Stonewall
Time: 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
Location: Blennerhassett Hotel
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