Community Pediatric Asthma Service

Asthma Action Plans

The goal of an Asthma Action Plan is to help people manage their asthma throughout the year. This means keeping your asthma well controlled as often as possible and knowing what action can be taken when you have worsening symptoms. This often happens with colds or during allergy season but everyone is different making it important to understand what triggers worsening asthma.

Do you have an Asthma Action Plan? If not, print a plan for you to discuss with your doctor.


Your Asthma Action Plan

The best Asthma Action Plan is personalized for your asthma - that is why you will sometimes hear it referred to as a "self-management plan". A good plan should include:

  • The date the plan was completed
  • Your name
  • Your contact information/numbers
  • Daily medicines
  • You/your child's goals
  • A description of asthma control
  • A list of triggers to avoid
  • Medicine adjustments when asthma is changing or getting worse

Choose your Action Plan

Little Asthma Action PlanThis illustrated Action Plan is for young children and is featured in our animated kids video, The Little Asthma Story. Page two of the Little Asthma Action Plan is a calendar that families find helpful to focus on giving medication daily and recognizing changes to symptoms. Our plan is available in 14 languages: Arabic, English, Farsi, French, Korean, Mandarin Simplified, Mandarin Traditional, Punjabi, Somali, Spanish, Tagalog,Tigrinya, Urdu and Vietnamese.

Asthma Action Plan:   This Asthma Action Plan is for all ages. It is most helpful when completed with the help of a medical professional, your doctor, asthma educator or pharmacist.  Available in four languages:  English Chinese, French and Punjabi


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Material on this website has been designed for information purposes only. It should not be used in place of medical advice, instruction and/or treatment. If you have specific questions, please consult your doctor or appropriate health care professional.