Asthma Education Program

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Asthma Education Program

The Asthma Education Program at the Martha Eliot Health Center provides both intervention and prevention for Pediatric and Adolescent patients and families who suffer from asthma. A Nurse Practitioner stationed within both departments’ heads the program. She works as a team with the providers in both the Pediatric and Adolescent Departments to develop a plan to help monitor and control the patients with asthma in order to prevent a future asthma attack. The Nurse Practitioner and physician supply the patient with educational materials, appropriate medication, and most importantly give consistent and quality care.


  • Any patient between the ages of 0-21 at the Martha Eliot Health Center diagnosed with Asthma


  • Help you to understand your child’s asthma symptoms and medications
  • Make necessary adjustments to your child’s medication plan
  • Identify your child’s asthma triggers and help to reduce them
  • Recognize community resources
  • Provide support services through social work, community agencies and your child’s school system
  • Administer annual flu vaccines
  • Assist families with smoking cessation and decreasing exposure to second hand smoke
  • Manage your child’s asthma along with their physician or nurse practitioner
  • Act as the link between your child’s primary care physician and specialty services to make sure your child receives the best treatment for them

Contact Information:

  • Patricia Glidden, NP,

Outside Resources:

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