Support for Members with Asthma

Asthma is one of the most common conditions that affect children, but adults can have asthma as well. If you have asthma, you are not alone.

The good news is you can take control of your asthma by making regular visits to your doctor, staying away from your personal triggers, and taking your prescribed medications even when you are feeling well. By controlling your asthma, you will:

  • Breathe better, without wheezing or coughing 
  • Be able to take part in physical activities 
  • Have fewer absences from work or school 
  • Sleep better 
  • Stay out of the hospital

What Our Asthma Support Program Offers 

  • A nurse and a dietitian to answer your health questions 
  • Personal support from a  health coach to help you reach your health and wellness goals 
  • Ongoing support to help you maintain healthy lifestyle changes 
  • Newsletters with current and helpful information about your health condition

There is no cost for the program for eligible PacificSource members.

Real Life Newsletter 

Real Life is our member newsletter offering news and tips for condition support. 

Spring/Summer 2020 (PDF) - mails April

  • Focus on the Physical: A Guide to Feeling Your Best
  • Guidelines for Individuals with Well-controlled Asthma
  • Plan It Out
  • Member Success Story: Every Little Bit Adds Up
  • Helpful Benefits

Fall/Winter 2019 (PDF) 

  • Prone to the Winter Blues? 
  • The Power to Be Prepared 
  • Member Success Story: Momentum through Accountability 
  • No-Cook Oatmeal 

Spring/Summer 2019 (PDF) - mails April/May

  • Tuning into Your Body’s Signals
  • Meet Your Team
  • Member Success Story: “Living Proof” You Can Make a Comeback
  • Egg Roll Bowl

Fall 2018 (PDF) - mails November

  • Chronic Conditions that Worsen Asthma Control
  • Block Winter Bugs with Timely Vaccines
  • Thinking about quitting smoking?
  • Minestrone Soup

Spring/Summer 2018 (PDF) - mails April/May

  • Triumph Over Triggers
  • Spring Cleaning Tips for Better Asthma Health
  • High Blood Pressure and Asthma
  • Member Corner: Learning to Slow Down and Prioritize Health Leads to Big Wins
  • Quinoa and Beans with Chili-Lime Vinaigrette

Fall 2017 (PDF) - mails in September

  • Sleep: Your Inner Healer 
  • Flu 101 
  • Pneumonia Vaccine Facts 
  • Member Corner: A Second Chance 
  • Sleep Apnea 
  • Spanish-Style Salmon with Garbanzo Beans and Spinach

Summer 2017 (PDF) - mailed in June

  • Get F.I.T.T.! - Aerobic Activity Guidelines, Strength Training Guidelines, Flexibility Training Guidelines, Plan It Out, Special Considerations
  • Cranberry Apple Quinoa Cereal

Spring 2017 (PDF) - mailed in February

  • Put Your Best Fork Forward!
  • Smart Snacking
  • Power Up Your Day with Breakfast
  • Make Your Veggies Leafy
  • Brighten Your Dinner with Latin Flavors

Winter 2016 (PDF) - mailed in December

  • Health Goals? Think-Nourish-Move Sets You Up To Succeed
  • Moving is NEAT
  • Use Your Strengths
  • Need a Nutrition Tune-up?
  • Member Corner: A Skeptic Finds Success
  • Breakfast Veggie Power Frittata

Fall 2016 (PDF) - mailed in September

  • DASH Toward Health!
  • A Day on the DASH
  • Putting It All Together: a Sample DASH Menu
  • High Blood Pressure Can Be Controlled with These Steps
  • Cod with Lemon and Caper Sauce
  • Get a Jump on Flu Season!

Summer 2016 (PDF) - mailed in late May

  • Consciously Choose Your Unconscious Habits
  • Habits Worth Creating
  • Healthy Habit Tracker
  • Five Habits for Easier Breathing
  • Recipe: Picnic Burritos

Spring 2016 (PDF) - mailed in late February

  • Savor the Flavor of Nourishing Foods
  • Member Corner - You’re Stronger Than You Know
  • Recipe: Southwest Mason Jar Salad
  • Recipe: Autumn Delight Baked Oatmeal
  • Recipe: Spicy Salmon Burger with Cabbage Slaw

Questions?

For more information about our Asthma Program, we encourage you to contact us. 

To learn more about our Condition Support Program, download our flier: Real Life Support for You.

InTouch for Members

Asthma Resources

American Academy of Pediatrics
aap.org  

Allergy and Asthma Network/Mothers of Asthmatics
aanma.org

American Academy of Allergy, Asthma, & Immunology
aaaai.org  

American College of Allergy, Asthma, & Immunology
acaai.org

American Lung Association
LungUSA.org

Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America
aafa.org

National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute
nhlbi.nih.gov/health-pro/resources/lung/naci/asthma-info/naepp.htm  

National Jewish Medical and Research Center
nationaljewish.org  

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
cdc.gov  

Last updated 4/13/2020