Why Become an Asthma-friendly School?
Being recognized as an asthma-friendly school shows staff and other schools across Vermont that asthma-friendly policies and practices are a priority in your school or school district. It also shows students, parents and guardians that health is taken seriously and valued, regardless of whether their children have asthma or not.
How to Become an Asthma-friendly School?
Nominate your school for being asthma-friendly by filling out the form at the link below by May 31 and tell us how your school supports good asthma control and health for all. The survey will take 10 minutes to complete. Simply check all the best practices your school followed since the start of this school year. The more points you earn, the higher the recognition level your school will receive. Multiple nominations can be received for the same school so the school nurse, facilities director, administrator, parent or student can participate. Recognition will be announced in June by the Vermont Asthma Program.
Is Your School a Bronze, Silver or Gold-Level?
There are three recognition levels. Bronze-level recognition needs a minimum of 7 best practices; silver requires a minimum of 14 items; and gold requires at least 21 items. Most schools qualify for bronze level due to actions required by state law and in response to COVID-19. But perhaps your school can reach the silver or gold level by taking a few more action steps. It’s easy! Schools achieving bronze, silver, or gold levels will receive a certificate of recognition and will be listed on the Health Department’s Asthma Friendly Schools webpage and in any local press releases.
To fill out the Asthma-friendly Schools Nomination Form online, click below:
For questions about the Asthma-friendly School Program, please contact the Vermont Department of Health Asthma Program.