Cox Monett Asthma Education Program presented a certificate of appreciation to Southwest R-5 School on May 3. The school recently completed the asthma education program provided by the hospital.
Funding for the program is provided by the Missouri Foundation for Health. Through the grant, Cox Monett provides education, supplies, medication assistance, home assessments, access to a pediatric pulmonologist and much more, free of charge. The program targets children in the fourth through sixth grades that live in Barry and Lawrence counties.
The purpose of the program is to identify children with asthma, provide asthma education to these children and their families, improve asthma management at school and at home, and provide materials and assistance as needed.
Screening questionnaires were completed by more than 2,000 students in the bi-county area and over 1,100 students attended a general respiratory and good lung health presentation. A total of 113 children from 15 participating schools completed the program.
For more information about the Cox Monett Asthma Education Program, call Brenda Barger-Saunders at 417-988-5172.