What You Can Do

The first step in controlling your asthma is taking the Asthma Control Test and making an Asthma Action Plan. Additional resources for parents, kids, and health care providers are also included below. Visit the Kid’s Corner tab for more information for kids and parents/caregivers.


The Asthma Control Test is a tool that measures whether a person is in control of his or her asthma. The five-question test is available for children 4-11 years old or for ages 12 through adult.


All people with asthma should have an Asthma Action Plan (also called a management plan), a written plan that you develop with your doctor to help control your asthma. Your plan describes your daily asthma treatment including medications and when to take them, how to handle asthma symptoms, worsening asthma, and asthma attacks, and how to control your asthma long term. If your child has asthma, all of the people who care for him/her should know about the child’s asthma action plan.