Regional health district offers in-home asthma program

Naugatuck Valley Health District continues to offer a free in-home asthma program called Putting on Airs. This program provides families with an interactive health education session and an environmental assessment of the home to check for possible asthma triggers.

A registered nurse/asthma educator conducts the education session, reviews medications and provides ongoing asthma case management.

A registered sanitarian conducts an environmental assessment of the home. Recommendations are made for relatively low-cost and low-technology interventions that each family may incorporate into their lifestyles in order to reduce exposure to asthma triggers.

The nurse will then continue to follow the patient over a six month period.

Putting on Airs is open to anyone with whose doctor has said that they (or their child) have asthma and lives in the Naugatuck Valley or neighboring towns — which includes Shelton.

The Naugatuck Valley Health District office is located at 98 Bank Street, Seymour, and serves residents of the municipalities of Shelton, Ansonia, Beacon Falls, Derby, Naugatuck and Seymour. For more information, or to make an appointment for immunization, call Naugatuck Valley Health District at 203-881-3255 on weekdays from 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m.