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Taking on Asthma Site Features Success Story from BCBSOK's Collaboration with the American Lung Association of Oklahoma

Oct. 01, 2016

As part of BCBSOK's ongoing "Taking on Asthma" campaign to combat childhood asthma, children in the Tulsa, Oklahoma school district took part in the Open Airways for Schools program, geared to third through fifth graders with asthma. The program teaches kids how to recognize symptoms and triggers and how to use their medications correctly. It also focuses on the importance of an asthma action plan and works with the schools to make sure every child with asthma has a plan, and everyone — teachers, nurses and classmates — knows what the plan is.

You can find a link to this story, helpful tips and other resources on the Taking on Asthma page of the BCBSOK website at

The Taking on Asthma site shares information about our hands-on initiative with the American Lung Association of Oklahoma, Enhancing Care for Children with Asthma, that aims to improve pediatric asthma care for high-risk patients through community-based interventions. It also has information and resources for parents, schools and providers on improving the management and care of children with asthma.