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

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About asthma

Asthma is a chronic lung disease characterized by inflammation and spasm of the airways. This causes breathing problems such as coughing, wheezing and shortness of breath. Asthma can be triggered by environmental factors, infections, allergies, exercise, temperature changes or other airway irritants.

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