Chambers County Community Health and Wellness Center: Child Asthma Management

A child asthma management clinic was held in September 2022 in LaFayette, AL. Education sessions were focused on helping families gain more understanding about child asthma, signs and symptoms, triggers, daily asthma management, and creating an asthma action plan. Also included were demonstrations of asthma medication devices.

For more information, contact Linda Gibson-Young at (205) 515-6491 or

According the the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention 1 in 12 or 6 million children ages 0-17 years in the US have asthma.

Asthma is a chronic condition causing wheezing, difficulty breathing, or coughing. Healthcare providers screen for asthma and assess the child, medications, and asthma action plan.

Young girl gets breathing treatment in hospital
Young girl blowing her nose while sitting on a couch next to dog
Woman uses stethoscope to listen to baby's heart

More children with asthma are learning to control their asthma using an asthma action plan. Such a plan helps children use medicine properly and avoid asthma triggers like tobacco smoke, pet dander, and air pollution.


Last Updated: October 20, 2022