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Asthma Program

The Asthma Program is a Nurse home/school visitation Program providing comprehensive asthma education services and support to students and parents enrolled in a LAUSD school.  Asthma is a chronic condition of the lungs that makes breathing difficult. Asthma is the number one cause for school absenteeism.  Ten percent of the population has asthma.  It is estimated that more than 63,000 children in LAUSD have asthma.

The LAUSD Asthma Program uses a Coordinated School Health Model to create "asthma friendly" schools and provides the following:

  • Case management for student's with asthma related excessive absenteeism and/or specific medical needs
  • Educational programs for staff, students and parents  
  • Self- management asthma management programs for students such as the American Lung Association “Open Airways”, Kickin’ Asthma and “Fight Asthma Now” created by the Respiratory Health Association of Metropolitan Chicago  
  • Referrals for medical care and insurance
  • The Tools for Schools Program to improve the indoor air quality in the classroom http://lausd-oehs.org
For Asthma Program Forms and Resources, click here.
For more information, contact: 

Roberta Villanueva, RN, CPNP, MSN, MAEd 
Nursing Coordinator 

District Nursing Services

Roybal Annex

121 N. Beaudry Avenue
Los Angeles, California 90012
Phone: (213) 202-7533
Fax:     (213) 580-6557