What is an Asthma Action Plan (AAP)?
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) states "All people with asthma should have an Asthma Action Plan. An Asthma Action Plan (also called a management plan) is a written plan that you develop with your doctor to help control your asthma."
The Asthma Action Plan (AAP) lists all medications with instructions on when they should be taken. It is a simple plan that describes how to achieve long-term control and what to do when asthma symptoms arises. If you or your child do not have an AAP, please download and print one out below. Bring it to your next medical appointment, so you and your provider can fill out the plan together.
DPH Asthma Program Asthma Action Plans
- Asthma Action Plan for 0-11 Years of Age (English and Spanish)
- CDC Asthma Action Plan
- Asthma Action Plan for 12 Years of Age and Older (English and Spanish)
- American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) Asthma Action Plan
- Asthma Medication and Authorization and Asthma Action Plan (July 2016)
- Asthma Action Plan (Adults)
- Provider Instructions
- Asthma Checklist
If you have a child in a Connecticut licensed day care facility, the Asthma Action Plan does not meet the requirements of Day Care Licensing Regulations for an authorization to administer medication. Please use the following Authorization to Administer Medication form.