Lake Regional Health System and School of the Osage will offer the informational forum “Caring for Kids with Asthma,” at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 16, in the hospital’s third floor conference rooms.

 The free event will be presented by Ben Francisco, PhD, PNP-BC, AE-C, Asthma Ready program director at the University of Missouri Health Care’s Pulmonary and Allergy Center. Parents and caregivers of children with asthma; children, ages 5 and older, with their parents; and school nurses are invited to attend.

 The program is free, but registration is required. Visit by Thursday, Oct. 11, to register, or call 573-348-8222 for more information.

Funding for this project was provided in whole by the Missouri Foundation for Health — a philanthropic organization whose vision is to improve the health of the people in the communities it serves.