Help your community breathe easy

March 13, 2017

Spring is right around the corner – and so are flare-ups of allergies and asthma. Many people suffer during this time as they have yet to be diagnosed and see an allergist. This spring and summer, offer to coordinate a free allergy and asthma screening in your community to help them find relief.

The Nationwide Asthma Screening Program (NASP), sponsored by Teva Respiratory, provides everything you need to easily host your own screening event. Visit college.acaai.org/nasp and fill out a coordinator’s registration form to let us know you’re interested. Get tips on finding a screening location by downloading our coordinators' manual, and once your location and dates are secured, send in the screening program location registration form. To participate in the 2017 spring/summer program, send in your registration by May 31. For the fall/winter program, forms are due by August 31. If your screening is open to the public, we’ll post the dates, times and locations on our website.

Once you’re registered, we’ll email a link to access the electronic toolkit, which has everything you need to make your screening a success. Print your own participant registration forms, and customize your own publicity posters, fact sheets, fliers, FAQs and more. A representative from Teva will deliver a kit of promotional banners to your office, and if you want, they can provide printed materials for your screening as well. The only thing you need to bring is your own spirometry equipment.

For questions about NASP, contact Amanda Spejcher at 847-427-1200.