Iggy and The Inhalers
Helping kids understand and control asthma
Asthma can be manageable with medication, but without comprehensive education, asthma is often poorly controlled. This project evolved out of Alex’s clinical experiences during his fellowship training in allergy and immunology after he completed his pediatric residency.
Based on Alex’s character designs, we created a multimedia asthma education program that includes a comic cook, videos, trading cards, inhaler labels, character stickers, poster, and other handout.
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Asthma Action Plan
This project has been used by hospitals, clinics, asthma camps, and nonprofits for nearly 10 years. A school-based study in which asthma knowledge increased significantly after educational intervention (p < .001) and this increase was retained at the one-month follow-up (p < .001). Other studies have demonstrated effectiveness of the materials in Spanish and Turkish.
In 2016, this project won the Best In Show award from the National Health Information Awards. Learn more at the Iggy and The Inhalers website.