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Learners Take Action to Reduce the Risk of Asthma – Teacher Instructions, Introduction, and Student Worksheets


The Learners Take Action: Reducing Asthma Disparities through Adult Basic Education project developed and disseminated lessons on asthma and healthy homes designed for ABE classes across six New England states. The lessons increased environmental health literacy among adults with limited English proficiency that are enrolled in ABE or English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) classes whose families are at high risk of asthma.

Students were provided with tools and strategies to identify and take action to reduce asthma trigger factors that particularly affect the health of children. Three lessons were designed on asthma and healthy homes. Results show that environmental health disparities can be reduced through adult basic education techniques.

Teacher Instructions, Introduction, and Student Worksheets:
Lesson 1: What is asthma? How asthma affects health
Lesson 2: What causes asthma? Identifying asthma triggers
Lesson 3: What can you do about asthma? Taking action

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