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CatchAir Youth Asthma Education Program

If your child has asthma:

Helping a child learn how to manage asthma can be a challenge for any parent. The CatchAir Youth Asthma Education Program is a free and voluntary mail-only program available to eligible members.

Age-appropriate messages:

The program is divided into four age-specific groups with printed materials for each age level. Information and resources for children ages three and under are mailed to the parent. Beginning at age 4, mailings have messages and information designed for parents and children. The information is mailed each month.

For more information, select the appropriate age group for CatchAir materials:

Monthly mailings help parents who are eligible members understand current asthma care as they learn how to keep their babies and toddlers healthy.

  • Babies/Toddler newsletter
  • Parent asthma care book
  • Asthma trigger pictures
  • Mask-spacer coloring sheet
  • Nebulizer care
  • Infant/Toddler Asthma Action Plan
  • Home allergies and asthma checklist
  • Asthma care by others
  • Asthma and immunization records
  • Parent and child health tips
  • CatchAir resource list [pdf] — Find age-specific asthma web resources and toll-free numbers

Download the member enrollment form [pdf] for ages 0-3.

Monthly mailings provide fun ways for children of eligible members to explore asthma information. Parent-only articles provide important asthma health tips.

  • Parent resource book
  • Teaching coloring books
  • Symptom tracker, allergies and asthma, asthma medicines, inhaler and spacer use
  • Telling your child about asthma
  • Asthma puzzles/activities/games
  • 4 to 6 Asthma Action Plan
  • Asthma care and immunizations at day care and school
  • Reward charts/stickers
  • Healthy lifestyles for the family
  • CatchAir resource list [pdf] — Find age-specific asthma web resources and toll-free numbers

Download the member enrollment form [pdf] for ages 4-6.

Cool mailings talk directly to school-age children of eligible members about growing up with asthma. Parents receive useful asthma care tools.

  • Fun child asthma books and sheets
  • Asthma trading cards
  • Pocket Asthma Action Plan
  • Asthma Club
  • Managing asthma at school
  • Exercising with asthma
  • Talking to your child about asthma
  • Asthma diary and immunization record
  • Home and school allergies/asthma checklist
  • Healthy habits for the young child
  • Peak flow meter, metered dose inhaler and spacer use
  • CatchAir resource list [pdf] — Find age-specific asthma web resources and toll-free numbers

Download the member enrollment form [pdf] for ages 7-11.

Information written in a teen-friendly style speaks to asthma concerns while helping teens of eligible members feel confident about a healthy future. Up-to-date asthma materials support parents of teens.

  • Asthma care for real teen life
  • Breathe Freely DVD
  • Traveling with asthma
  • Teens ask asthma questions cards
  • Teen Asthma Action Plan for home and school
  • Teen healthy living with asthma
  • Triggers, exercise, sports and asthma
  • Home and school allergies/asthma checklist
  • Parent's guide to teen asthma and vaccinations checklist
  • Stress and parenting
  • Peak flow meter, spacer, metered dose and dry-powder inhaler use
  • CatchAir resource list [pdf] — Find age-specific asthma web resources and toll-free numbers

Download the member enrollment form [pdf] for ages 12-17.

Here's how your child can join the CatchAir program:

Download the age-specific member enrollment form above and return it in one of four ways:

  1. Fax to 501-378-6693
  2. Scan and email to HealthEducationTeam
  3. Mail to:
    Arkansas Blue Cross and Blue Shield
    Health Education Programs
    320 West Capitol Ave
    Little Rock, AR 72206
  4. You also can call your nearest office location and ask for a Registered Nurse case manager to discuss the program and receive assistance in enrolling in the CatchAir Youth Asthma Program
We hope you will join the CatchAir Youth Asthma Program. Together, we can help you take better care of your child’s health.

Health information and education from community and national resources follow the guidelines set forth by the National Asthma Education and Prevention Program Expert Panel Report 3 for the Diagnosis and Management of Asthma.

Questions? Call the toll-free HEP Helpline at 1-800-686-2609.

Please note: The CatchAir Youth Asthma Program is for health education purposes only. We do not offer medical advice or medical services. Always consult your treating physician(s) for any medical advice or services you may need. You, as a member, are responsible for selecting providers, services or products. Please check your member benefits for coverage of services. All information furnished by you is kept strictly confidential and only used to provide us with information necessary for participation in the CatchAir Youth Asthma Program.