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Professional Development

When the event is over, what’s next? Learn from our experts how to continue to encourage healthy lifestyles in your community long after our events are over.

Bringing healthy habits to your community

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Our Healthy Hoops® program successfully uses basketball to teach children how to manage their asthma and live healthier lifestyles. As a part of these events, we offer professional development courses that give local coaches, health care providers, and child care staff lasting tools they can use to improve the overall health of their communities.

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They can learn how to not only manage and treat asthma, but also create environments where children with asthma can thrive. When the whole community is educated and engaged, children are more likely to control their asthma and sustain healthy habits.

Development workshops

Current program offerings include:

Coaches Workshop

This course highlights the key components of national asthma, obesity, and exercise guidelines to encourage school-age children with asthma to participate more fully in gym classes and organized sports programs. You’ll receive a brief overview of asthma and learn about the myths and misconceptions of coaching children with asthma.

Nurses and clinicians CE course

This course covers national and global asthma guidelines, with an emphasis on what’s new in our understanding of asthma. It’s perfect for anyone who implements asthma care and education standards in community, clinical, and school settings — including school or hospital nurses, respiratory therapists, nurse practitioners, and physician assistants.

Child care center staff training

This program covers asthma and allergies and triggers in child care center environments. It focuses on detecting warning signs of escalating respiratory issues when caring for young children who may not be able to properly communicate. You’ll learn about triggers in the child care environment and how to use safer cleaning products that do not emit harmful gases into child care spaces.

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Professional development virtual workshops

Don’t miss out on educational opportunities because of location or COVID-19. Our Virtual Professional Development Series (PDF) Opens a new window offers informative webcasts for coaches, nurses, and child care professionals who work with kids with asthma.