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Healthy Hoops


"I am so happy that we have a great vehicle through Healthy Hoops to make certain that parents have the knowledge and all of the resources to get their child’s asthma under control. It really changes lives." Maureen George, Maureen George, Ph.D., RN, AE-C,
FAAN, asthma educator.
"I am so happy that we have a great vehicle through Healthy Hoops to make certain that parents have the knowledge and all of the resources to get their child's asthma under control. It really changes lives." Maureen George, Ph.D., RN, AE-C, FAAN, asthma educator.

Managing asthma and obesity

Did you know that asthma is the most common chronic disease among American children?

Healthy Hoops is an innovative asthma and obesity management program that uses basketball as a platform to teach asthmatic children and their families how to manage asthma through proper nutrition, exercise, and appropriate medication use. It also focuses on decreasing childhood obesity and increasing cardiovascular activity.

The program features basketball clinics for children taught by local and regional basketball legends. Hands-on asthma education for children and parents include:

  • Weight management tips
  • Asthma and other health screenings
  • Nutrition information

Healthy Hoops program components (completed in PA, IN, GA, LA, DC, and SC)

Meet the coaches

Playing to win

Since 2003, thousands of children and their family members have participated in Healthy Hoops nationwide. The program uses a personalized, holistic approach to improve health and quality of life by:

  • Teaching the importance of appropriate medication use, treatment compliance, and monitored physical activity
  • Providing clinical screenings, using objective measures of disease management and education
  • Using basketball as an innovative approach to promote health management and education—and to affect positive behavioral changes in the entire family

Healthy Hoops also runs seminars in several states for school nurses, coaches, and physical education teachers, parents, child care providers and community-based organizations.

Want to learn more? Call us at 1-888-674-8780.

The Partnership is committed to funding community health initiatives that improve the health status of vulnerable populations.