Southeastern Wisconsin School-based Asthma Management Program

Establishing a circle of support centered around each child with asthma

Our role
The role of Children’s Health Alliance of Wisconsin in SE WI SAMPROTM is to connect partners, improve systems to support students with asthma, and implement the Wisconsin Asthma Coalition school walkthrough program.
SAMPROTM components
Implementation of the four components work to support each child with asthma and improve asthma management. 

  1. Establishing a circle of support – Creating a strong communication network among the clinician, family and school nurse that is centered around the child with asthma
  2. Provider-school nurse communication - Developing and sharing standardized asthma management plans
  3. Education – Developing and implementing a comprehensive asthma education plan 
  4. Environment – Assessment and remediation of environmental asthma triggers in schools

Visit SAMPROTM to learn more and/or access program materials. SAMPROTM is sponsored by the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology, and developed in collaboration with others. 

Take action

SE WI SAMPROTM partners are implementing program activities in Milwaukee and Kenosha. See below for opportunities available to you.

  • Join the SE WI SAMPROTM circle of support to partner on implementation strategies and opportunities. 
  • Clinicians – More than 70 percent of students do NOT have asthma orders or school forms on file at school.
  • School nurses – Send the SAMPROTM asthma action plan to physicians with request to complete and return for students with asthma. 
  • Families
    • Contact us to be connected to an asthma educator, who can provide information on asthma, answer your questions, and provide support to manage your child’s asthma in the home and school.
    • Use medication assistance programs to obtain coupons and/or prescription assistance programs for less expensive asthma medications. Be sure your child takes his/her asthma medication as prescribed.
  • Schools 
    • Ensure all school staff know how to manage students with asthma. Contact us to schedule asthma training for your school. 
    • Decrease asthma triggers in your school. Contact us to schedule a school walkthrough program to assess for triggers and provide low and no-cost solutions. 

For more information, please contact Sarah VandenHeuvel, at (414) 337-4570

Did you know...

Asthma is one of the leading causes of school absenteeism.