Students Face Barriers to Quick, Reliable Access to Asthma Medication in Schools

Many of the more than 6 million U.S. children who have asthma may not have quick access to lifesaving medicine at schools, the American Lung Association (ALA) reports, noting that children may face barriers including the inability to self-carry an asthma inhaler or lack of access to a school nurse during the school day, after-school daycare, or off-campus school activities. According to the American Lung Association, asthma is a manageable disease, but it is essential for children to have fast and reliable access to asthma medications in schools (Source: American Lung Association)