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​May is Asthma Awareness Month​

May is Asthma Awareness Month, a month-long communication campaign to raise awareness about this serious lung disease. California Breathing created social media messages for organizations and others to increase awareness about asthma in California, asthma triggers, and asthma control.

Sample Social Media Posts

Share the following images and messaging on social media. Click on each image to enlarge, then right click and “save image as.”

​​Intended use: choose one of the images to
post with the message
Adult with one hand on chest and other on an inhaler near mouth with text overlay “May is Asthma Awareness Month.”
Child using an inhaler with chamber with text overlay “May is Asthma Awareness Month.”Teenager using an inhaler in front of a goal post with text overlay “May is Asthma Awareness Month.”

May is Asthma Awareness Month! Asthma affects 1 in 7 Californians. Join us this month to raise awareness by sharing and learning ways to help manage asthma and asthma triggers.

Learn more by visiting 
cdph.ca.gov/CaliforniaBreathing 


#Asthma
#AsthmaAwarenessMonth


Three women jogging with text overlay with treatment, people with asthma can lead full and active lives.
​About 1 in 7 Californians (over 5.9 million Californians) have asthma. Manage your asthma and take control of your breathing by speaking with your health care provider.


Learn more by visiting 
cdph.ca.gov/CaliforniaBreathing 


#As
thma
#AsthmaAwarenessMonth


Man jogging with text overlay Control your asthma. Prevent asthma symptoms.

Black Californians are 5 times more likely to go to the emergency room for asthma than White Californians. Manage your asthma and take control of your breathing by following these action steps:

  • Talk to a health care provider about managing your or your child's asthma.  
  • Update or create an Asthma Action Plan.  
  • Work with your health care provider or pharmacist to understand your asthma medication.
  • Identify your asthma triggers an d recognize when your symptoms get worse.  

Learn more by visiting 
cdph.ca.gov/CaliforniaBreathing 

#Asthma
#AsthmaAwarenessMonth

Kids on bikes with text overlay people with asthma can lead full and active lives.

If you or your child regularly have trouble breathing, chest tightness, coughing, or wheezing, talk to your health care provider. With proper treatment, asthma can be controlled.


Learn more by visiting 
cdph.ca.gov/CaliforniaBreathing 


#Asthma
#AsthmaAwarenessMonth


Grout with mold and a rubber duckie toy with text overlay “Take control of asthma triggers like mold.”

​​Safely clean up mold and fix water and moisture problems in the home to avoid asthma triggers for you and your family.


Learn more by visiting CDPH's mold webpage go.cdph.ca.gov/mold

#Asthma
#AsthmaAwarenessMonth
#moldcleanup



Intended use – multiple images used as a set in one social media post (carousel) in the following order:
1. Person with finger on chin and text overlay do you know if your asthma is under control?
2.Mom with child having asthma episode and text overlay do you take your quick-relief inhaler more than two times a week?
3.Person coughing with text overlay do you wake up due to asthma symptoms more than two times a month?
4.Person using an inhaler with text overlay do you refill your quick-relief inhaler more than two times a year?
5.Doctor with text overlay if you answered yes to any of the questions, your asthma is not under control.

With proper treatment, people with asthma can lead full and active lives. Talk to your health care provider about how to get your asthma under control. 

Learn more about asthma and asthma resources at cdph.ca.gov/CaliforniaBreathing 

#Asthma
#AsthmaAwarenessMonth

Person spraying air freshener with text overlay Fragrances can worsen asthma.

Did you know that fragrances such as perfume, cologne, and air fresheners can worsen asthma symptoms?

Learn more about managing asthma at work by visiting cdph.ca.gov/wrapp

#Asthma
#AsthmaAwarenessMonth​



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