Asthma impacts adults at work and at home every day. Breathe Well, Live Well® can help.
FACT: An estimated 18.8 million American adults suffer from asthma.1
FACT: Current data shows adult asthma led to an estimated 14.2 million lost days of work.2
FACT: The annual direct health-care cost of asthma is approximately $50.1 billion; indirect costs (e.g. lost productivity) add another $5.9 billion, for a total of $56.0 billion dollars.3
The Guide to Managing Your Asthma at Home and Work
Lets individuals learn on their own or in partnership with a healthcare provider or community health worker. The guide is ideal for newly-diagnosed individuals, those who want to better control their symptoms, and those who just want to learn more about keeping their asthma well controlled.
Teaches the major steps for asthma self-management:
- Understanding asthma and how it affects breathing
- Working with health-care providers
- Learning about asthma-control medicines
- Learning how asthma relates to other health conditions
- Identifying triggers, tracking symptoms, making an asthma action plan
- Forming good health habits
In short, it’s everything adults with asthma need to know — so it’s perfect for hospitals, health plans, businesses, public health agencies or other community-based organizations.
1 Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: National Center for Health Statistics, National Health Interview Survey Raw Data, 2009. Analysis by the American Lung Association Research and Program Services Division using SPSS and SUDAAN software.
2 Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: National Center for Health Statistics, National Health Interview Survey Raw Data, 2011. Analysis by the American Lung Association Research and Health Education Division using SPSS and SUDAAN software.
3 Barnett SB, Nurmagambetov TA. Costs of Asthma in the Unites States: 2002-2007. Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology. 2011; 127:145-52.