AsMA's curriculum provides qualifying health workers and educators with free skill-building sessions in English and Spanish. Sessions are focused on adult learners and build skills, knowledge, and competency to help people with asthma manage their disease.
Certified Asthma Educators (AE-Cs) and CDPH-certified peer trainers will teach the weekly sessions based on adult learning theory. This theory uses a problem-based approach in a collaborative setting. Trainers will use multiple tools to teach participants through discussion, videos, and skill-building activities. Weekly trainings allow participants enough time between modules to review and understand the information.
Asthma Management Academy - 101 Series
Asthma Education for the Community Health Worker
This interactive 5-week series, taught once a week for two-and-a-half hours, covers the following topics:
- The Scope of Asthma
- Asthma Trigger Identification
- Asthma Medications
- Medication Delivery Devices
- Monitoring and Assessing Asthma Control
Participants will receive a Certificate of Completion from CDPH and the Association of Asthma Educators
after completing the series. They will also have ongoing technical assistance and an asthma education
tool kit and lung-friendly cleaning supplies.
Individuals and Organizations: Register now! Space is limited.
AsMA online registration form for individuals - English
AsMA online registration form for individuals - Spanish
AsMA online registration form for organizations
If you are an individual or represent an organization that prefers to receive by email the registration form that you can download or print out, or for more information, please contact California.Breathing@cdph.ca.gov or Lorene Alba, AE-C, at 510.620.3645.
Please note space is limited. CDPH is registering for sessions in Southern California and will consider registrations for other California areas if resources allow.
AsMA curricula are based on the National Asthma Guidelines and adapted by the Association of Asthma Educators (AAE), CDPH, and asthma home-visiting community-based organizations.
AsMA is a project of the California Department of Public Health (CDPH). AsMA was developed by CDPH with funding from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC-RFA-EH14-140407CONT15) and the CA Proposition 99 Tobacco Tax.