Asthma Awareness Education

Alaska

Last Updated: 1/1/2006
Not specifically required.

Alabama

Last Updated: 10/17/2006

The Alabama Course of Study: Health Education (2003) sets a minimum content standard for teaching on topics of both infectious and noninfectious diseases in the second grade, on the negative effects of substance abuse in the fourth grade, and on understanding the management of chronic illnesses at the high school level.


Arkansas

Last Updated: 1/2/2006

Not specifically required.


Arizona

Last Updated: 4/28/2012

Asthma education is included in Standard 1 of the Health Education Standards (2009) for grades 1-3.


California

Last Updated: 1/2/2006

Not specifically required.


Colorado

Last Updated: 1/2/2006

Not specifically required.


Connecticut

Last Updated: 1/2/2006
Not specifically required.

Delaware

Last Updated: 2/19/2006

Not specifically required.


Florida

Last Updated: 1/1/2006

Not specifically required.


Georgia

Last Updated: 1/9/2006

Not specifically required.


Hawaii

Last Updated: 1/9/2006

Not specifically required.


Iowa

Last Updated: 11/30/2008

Not specifically required.


Idaho

Last Updated: 2/25/2013

Not specifically required.


Illinois

Last Updated: 1/9/2006
Goal 22 of the Illinois Learning Standards for Physical Development and Health provides instruction on strategies for managing chronic illnesses at the high school level.

Indiana

Last Updated: 1/16/2006

Not specifically required.


Kansas

Last Updated: 1/16/2006
Not specifically required.

Kentucky

Last Updated: 1/16/2006
Not specifically required.

Louisiana

Last Updated: 1/16/2006
Not specifically required.

Massachusetts

Last Updated: 1/21/2006
Not specifically required.

Maryland

Last Updated: 1/16/2006
Not specifically required.

Maine

Last Updated: 1/16/2006

Not specifically required.


Michigan

Last Updated: 1/21/2006

The State Board of Education recommends in its Policy on the Management of Asthma in Schools (2005) that asthma awareness and lung health education be part of health curricula and other curricula areas. The Policy also recommends that schools provide education programs on asthma basics, self-management, and emergency response for those students with asthma.


Minnesota

Last Updated: 1/22/2006
Not specifically required.

Missouri

Last Updated: 11/26/2011

Missouri's Framework for Curriculum Development in Health Education and Physical Education (2009) calls for students in grades 5-8 to receive instruction on environmental impacts on health that can cause specific conditions such as asthma.


Mississippi

Last Updated: 1/9/2007

The Comprehensive Health Framework (2006) covers health topics on chronic and non-communicable diseases for grades 2, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, and 9-12.


Montana

Last Updated: 1/22/2006

Not specifically required.


North Carolina

Last Updated: 6/21/2007

Statute §115C-81 (2003) requires districts to develop and teach students according to North Carolina’s Healthful Living Standard Course of Study (2006), which includes instruction on asthma awareness education at the fourth, sixth and eighth grade level.


North Dakota

Last Updated: 1/30/2006

Not specifically required.


Nebraska

Last Updated: 1/25/2006
Not specifically required.

New Hampshire

Last Updated: 12/22/2011

The state does not specifically require asthma education, but the Health Education Curriculum Guidelines (2003) suggests instruction about asthma in elementary, middle, and high school grades.


New Jersey

Last Updated: 12/26/2011

Standards 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, and 2.6 in the CCCS for Comprehensive Health and Physical Education (2009) require students in grades 2, 4, 6, 8, and 12 to receive instruction on communicable and non-communicable diseases and health conditions, diagnostic and preventive measures for diseases such as hepatitis, HIV, asthma, obesity, diabetes, and others, health and fitness services, the health risks of tobacco use and second-hand smoking on nonsmokers, and the impact of vigorous exercise and activity on personal fitness.


New Mexico

Last Updated: 12/27/2011

6.12.6 NMAC, requires each school district and charter school to adopt wellness policies that address student and school employee wellness through a coordinated school health approach which shall include a planned, sequential K-12 Health Education curriculum that addresses the physical, mental, emotional and social dimensions of health and is aligned to the NMPED K-12 Health Education Standards (1997, revised 2006) with benchmarks and performance standards as set forth in 6.29.6 NMAC, that includes asthma awareness education.


Nevada

Last Updated: 1/25/2006
Not specifically required.

New York

Last Updated: 1/29/2006
Not specifically required.

Ohio

Last Updated: 1/30/2006

Not specifically required.


Oklahoma

Last Updated: 1/30/2006

Not specifically required.


Oregon

Last Updated: 1/30/2006

Not specifically required.


Pennsylvania

Last Updated: 9/28/2010

The Academic Standards for Health, Safety, and Physical Education (2003) include noninfectious diseases and acute and chronic illnesses under Concepts of Health for grades 3 and 12.


Rhode Island

Last Updated: 2/18/2006

Not specifically required.


South Carolina

Last Updated: 4/8/2012

Content Area 1 of the Health and Safety Standards (2000) mentions that students in grades 6-12 are to receive instruction on detecting, reducing the risk of, and the treatment of communicable and chronic diseases.


South Dakota

Last Updated: 1/1/2013

The state does not require students to receive instruction on asthma education. However, the South Dakota Health Education Standards (2010) broadly and collectively articulate what students should know and be able to do to adopt or maintain health-enhancing behaviors. Knowledge of core health concepts and underlying principles of health promotion and disease prevention are included in Standard 1. Standards 2 through 8 identify key processes and skills that are applicable to healthy living. Each of the 8 health education standards include performance indicators that are specific to what students should know or be able to do in support of each standard by the conclusion of each of the four grade spans. (Pre-K-Grade 2, Grade 3-5, Grades 6-8 and Grade 9-12.) 

There are nine health education content areas which are organized around a combination of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Adolescent Risk Behaviors and traditional health education content areas. The content areas include: Alcohol and Other Drugs, Injury Prevention, Nutrition, Physical Activity, Family Life and Sexuality, Tobacco, Mental Health, Personal and Consumer Health and Community and Environmental Health. 

The state does not require or recommend a specific curriculum framework or curriculum materials.


Tennessee

Last Updated: 2/18/2006

Not specifically required.


Texas

Last Updated: 2/18/2006

Not specifically required.


Utah

Last Updated: 2/18/2006

Not specifically required.


Virginia

Last Updated: 2/18/2006

Not specifically required.


Vermont

Last Updated: 2/18/2006

Not specifically required.


Washington

Last Updated: 1/1/2007

The Health and Fitness Essential Academic Learning Requirements (2002) require students to receive instruction on non-communicable diseases, such as asthma, and environmentally related health concerns including asthma.


Wisconsin

Last Updated: 2/19/2006

Not specifically required.


West Virginia

Last Updated: 2/19/2006

Not specifically required.


Wyoming

Last Updated: 2/19/2006

Not specifically required.


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