AIR Health Awards--Nominations Open!

California Breathing invites you to nominate schools in your area for the AIR (Achievements in Respiratory) Health Awards, a recognition program designed to acknowledge the successful efforts individual schools have made to create healthy, asthma-safe environments for students and school personnel.

Download nomination forms here

Each award-winning school will receive:

  • A monetary prize
  • A trophy
  • Publicity for the school’s achievements
  • Presentation of the award at a school event (if desired)
  • A commendation letter sent to the school district
  • A seal for the school’s letterhead and website denoting the school as an AIR Health Award winner

Up to 12 awards total will be given to schools meeting the criteria in one of the following three categories:

  • Air Quality

  • Asthma Management 

  • Green Cleaning

Awards will be given at one of the following levels:

Distinguished Achievement Award $2,000

Award of Achievement $1,000

(The award money must be used to continue and/or expand indoor air quality, asthma management or green cleaning improvement efforts.)


All public, private and charter K -12 schools in California are eligible. Anyone familiar with a school’s air quality, asthma management or green cleaning policies and practices (school personnel, coalitions, education and advocacy organizations, medical professionals, PTAs, parents, etc.)
may submit nominations. Two schools per school district can receive the award in one or multiple categories. If more than two schools in a district are nominated, all of the nominations will be reviewed; however, only the top two schools in the district will be eligible for awards, and only if their scores are among the top 12 schools nominated.

Schools that received an AIR Health Award in previous years are eligible for nomination this year. If a school previously was nominated and did not receive an award, but has continued its air quality, asthma management and/or green cleaning improvement efforts, please consider re-nominating the school.

Nomination Deadline and Award Announcement

A separate form must be completed for each school nominated. The signed and dated nomination forms must be received via fax or U.S. Mail (to the address below) no later than 5:00 pm, on Friday, April 25, 2014. The award recipients will be announced on May 6, 2014, World Asthma Day.

Download Nomination Forms