Healthy Air, Healthy Kids
Investigator: Claire Brindis, DrPH
Sponsor: California Teachers Association
Location(s): United States
The Healthy Air, Healthy Kids project provides teachers and associations with the resources needed to make positive changes in classroom indoor air quality. Healthy Air, Healthy Kidsalso partners with likeminded stakeholders to promote state and local policy change.
Goals of the Healthy Air, Healthy Kids Project:
Increase teacher awareness of the link between indoor air quality, health and learning. Provide easy classroom interventions for teachers to help identify, prevent and remediate simple indoor air problems and asthma triggers. Link CTA and local associations with other stakeholders to advance school indoor air quality policies and practices. The goals of this project are carried out through the many activities supported with Healthy Air, Healthy Kids materials, resources and partnerships. Learn more about how you can be part of these efforts.Recognizing the Link between Indoor Air Quality, Healthy Teaching and Learning
Students with asthma and allergies are more susceptible to poor indoor air.Five students in each classroom of 30 are likely to have asthma.Asthma is the leading cause of school absenteeism due to chronic disease.Poor indoor air impacts the professional effectiveness and well-being of teachers and staff. Children of color and economically disadvantaged children are more affected by asthma and more vulnerable to poor conditions in the classroom. A school healthier for children with asthma is healthier for everyone.