is music created for people with asthma, their families and caregivers. Asthma control, identification of asthma triggers,
purpose and proper delivery of relief and controller medication, purpose and use of a peak flow meter, and the
importance of a written asthma action plan to guide self-management are some of the messages delivered in songs of popular
musical genres such as Blues, Country & Western, Hip-Hop, Reggae, R&B, and Rock & Roll.
The Buzz on "Asthma Blues"®
Blues” brings new power to the core messages we need to deliver to ALL children and youths with asthma. Through “Asthma
Blues”, Al Keith has provided an exciting new media for raising asthma literacy in America. His music brings fun and
greater effectiveness to asthma education. I believe we are far more likely to change behavior and promote appropriate self-care
actions among kids and adults by adding “Asthma Blues” to our "educator toolkit".
Ben Francisco, PhD, PNP-BC, AE-C Director, Asthma Ready Communities Research Assistant Professor, Child Health Pulmonary Medicine & Allergy, School of Medicine University of
Missouri Health Systems
“While asthma is very much
a disease of inflammation, its successful management is very much a matter of communication. Al Keith and CTK provide a remarkably
relevant tool kit to foster effective asthma education in an age-appropriate and culturally relevant manner. This tool
kit is aimed at our most vulnerable patients...the young children who suffer so much from a disease poorly understood and
therefore, poorly managed.”
LeRoy M. Graham, MD
Pediatric Pulmonologist Inaugural CEO and Director, Bridge Atlanta Medical Center Founder and Director, Not One More Life
Keith performing "Asthma Blues" in CHOP's "The Voice" studio
as part of World Asthma Day at Children's Hospital Of Philadelphia.