ResourcesFor over twenty years, I have been creating articles and resources to promote a better understanding of the health and educational needs of students with asthma and other chronic health conditions. My goal is to improve educational and environmental health policies and practices so that all schools are safe for children's healthy development. Many have been updated since their original publication.
Passion, Purpose, and Pride: The Keys to Optimizing Your Inner Hero.Northeast New England Facilities Masters Conference, NH, 2014 PowerPoint Slides
You Can Still Turn Blue in a Green School, presentation at Salem State 3rd Annual Best Practices in Education Conference for PK-12 Educators, November 14, 2009.
Prevention of Bullying and Public Health Risks: A Joint Responsibility of Child Psychiatrists and Schools. Panel Participants: State Senator Robert Antonioni, State Representative Peter J. Koutoujian, Richard Cole, Esq., Superintendent Karla Baehr, Superintendent James Caradonio, Michelle Tremont, M.A., Ellie Goldberg, M.Ed., Ruth Kaplan, Esq., Sponsored by the AACAP Prevention Committee, Part of Institute 4: International Institute on Prevention of Bullying and Health Risks, American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry 54th Annual Meeting, October 23-28, 2007, Boston, MA.
The Learning Environment Index,presentation to Citizens for Public Schools, www.citizensforpublicschools.org, June 14, 2007
"Healthy Schools" A series of SrDAD podcasts based on interviews with Ellie Goldberg. Ellie talks about asthma, allergies, indoor air quality, parent involvement and more.
Testimony in support of An Act Relative to Healthy Schools and Public Buildings; An Act to Reduce Asthma by Using Safer Alternatives to Cleaning Products, on behalf of MassPTA, 4/10/06.
Clearing the Air in Schools, PTA Our Children Magazine, October/November, 2006.
Guide to Protecting Vulnerable Students in "Sick" Schools, Healthy Schools Network, Inc., 2001
Outdoor Pesticides Can Take the Bounce Out of Your Spring, Allergy & Asthma Health, Spring 2001.
Giving Carpets a Second Thought (Part 2), The Effects of Carpeting in Our Schools, Asthma Magazine, January-April, 2001
Giving Carpets a Second Thought, Part I: When Health Takes Precedence over Decor. Asthma Magazine, Nov/Dec, 2000.
Finding Day Care for Your Child with Asthma: A Step-by-Step Approach, Asthma Magazine, July/August, 2000.
Fighting for Air: Students with Environmentally-Triggered Health Conditions, EDLAW Briefing Paper, June/August, 2000.
An Environmental Defense Plan, Presentation at Healthy Schools: Designing, Renovating and Maintaining Our School Buildings. Worcester, MA 6/2/99. Dr. Tom Plaut's Asthma Guide for People of All Ages, School Chapter (#9), Dr. Tom Plaut, Pedipress, 1999.
"How Asthma Friendly Is Your School?", Committee on Asthma at School, National Asthma Education and Prevention Program, National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, National Institutes of Health.
Children's Television Workshop: Preschool Asthma Advisory Panel, February, 1997; Asthma Quality Review Panel, April 1997; A is for Asthma, Childhood Asthma Awareness Project, Caregiver Guide, Video, April, 1998.
Self-Care at School. Should Students Carry their Own Inhaler? It Depends! Sample Student/School Inhaler Self-Management Agreement. The Peak Flow Gazette, AAFA/WA, Summer 98.
It's 11 am, Do You Know Where Your School Nurse Is? Asthma Magazine, January/February, 1998.
Information for Parents about Using IHPs to Plan for Students with Asthma and Allergies, in The Advocate for Food Allergies and Asthma, A Newsletter for the Maryland Food Allergy and Asthma Network, 1997.
Indoor Air Quality: Does Your School Make the Grade? Asthma Magazine, 9/97.
Ethical/Legal Challenges: Health Management in the Schools. (Why Children Need Advocates Presentation Outline, Children, Parents, Professionals and the State: Ethical, Clinical and Legal issues in Health Care for Children, American Society of Law, Medicine & Ethics, Cambridge, MA 9/97.
Why School Nurses? AAACN Viewpoint, American Academy of Ambulatory Care Nurses, 1/96.
Cockroach Control: Using Integrated Pest Management, AAFA/NE Bulletin, 96.
Asthma Management at School, Meeting-in-a-Box, Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America, 1996.
Finding Solutions to Going Back to School with Asthma and Allergies, in The Allergist, A Newsletter of the Oklahoma Allergy & Asthma Clinic, Summer, 1995.
Massachusetts Department of Public Health, Manual of Comprehensive School Health, May, 1995.
School Food Allergy Program, The Food Allergy Network, 1995.
"Asthma and Physical Activity in the School, Making a Difference", National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute, NIH, 1995
Say No to Pesticides: Unseen hazards on athletic fields, Sidelines, National Youth Sports Safety Foundation, Fall 95.
Pesticides At School? On the Playground? Put Integrated Pest Management on Your School Safety Agenda. Safety is Elementary, The Laboratory Safety Workshop, Spring 95.
Research Committee, National Association of Schools Nurses, 1995.
National Association of School Nurses Orientation Manual, 1994.
"Asthma Awareness: A Curriculum for the Elementary School Classroom", National Asthma Education Program, National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, NIH, 1994.
A Team Approach to Indoor Air Quality, One School's Experience. Breathless Pipeline, Breathless, Inc. March/April, 1994
Nebulizers in the Classroom. A preschool values parent-teacher relationships and safety for students with asthma and severe allergies. Young Children, National Association of Educators of Young Children, January, 1994.
Coaching the Parent Advocate, Alliance Newsletter, AAAI, September, 1994..
Liability Waivers and Food Allergies. Liability releases, risk management issues. The Food Allergy News, August, 1994. The Americans with Disabilities Act: How Does it Affect You? Advance, AAFA, 9/93.
Objectives and Indicators of Educational Equity, Family Centered Care Network, ACCH, 93.
Getting Off to a Good Start. New school planning for children with chronic health conditions. Family-Centered Care Network, ACCH, Summer, 93.
Exercise and Asthma. Sidelines, National Youth Sports Foundation for the Prevention of Athletic Injuries, Summer, 93. What To Do if Animals in School Make your Child Sick, The MA Report, August, 1993.
Translating Rights into Realities, Using the IHP. Model goals and objectives. Alliance Newsletter, AAAI, March, 1993.
Partners in Allergy, Editor, New England Allergy Nurses and Associates, 1993 - 1994. School Nurse Standards of Care for Children with Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis, Affiliated Children's Arthritis Centers of New England, March, 1994.
Asthma at School: A Comprehensive Care and Advocacy Plan. Alliance Newsletter, American Academy of Allergy & Immunology AAAI , 9/92.
Individualized Health Plans: A Strategy for Achieving Educational Equity, Coalition Quarterly, A Publication of the TAPP (Technical Assistance for Parent Programs) Project, Fall/Winter 1992-1993.
Missing School Time? Filling the Gaps, The MA Report, The National Allergy and Asthma Network/Mothers of Asthmatics, Inc. August, 1992.
Growing Up with Asthma. Taking Charge. HealthlinesUSAY 1992.
Students with Food Allergies. What Do the Laws Say? Food Allergy News. 8/92
When You Can't Breathe, Nothing Else Matters, National Asthma Education Program, NIH/NHLBI, September, 1992.
"Coordinating the Medication Plan at Home and School", Air Currents, Allen & Hansburys, March, 1990.
How Healthy Is Your School? The American Journal of Asthma and Allergy for Pediatricians, 10/90.
Staying Healthy in School. The MA Report, 8/90. Legal rulings clarify rights for students with asthma.
Finding Solutions to Problems of Asthma and Allergies at School, in Understanding Asthma: A Blueprint for Breathing, American College of Allergy and Immunology, 1989.
Back to School with Asthma & Allergies, The MA Report, August, 1989.
Inhalers in School: Guidelines for Self Management, The MA Report, Allergy and Asthma Network/Mothers of Asthmatics, Inc. Vol. 4, No. 2
Advocacy Efforts to Focus on School Health Issues, Newsline, Federation for Students with Special Needs, 1989.
The world endures solely by virtue of the breath of school children. (Talmud)