Plan now for spring asthma and allergy screenings

January 16, 2017

We still have some chilly weeks before spring blooms make those with undiagnosed allergies and asthma suddenly miserable. What can you do during these last weeks of winter? It’s the perfect time to start planning your asthma and allergy screenings for the coming year. Will your community be able to count on you to provide free screenings?

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 form 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 you a link so you can 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 you with 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.