Asthma Care Quality Improvement

C. National and State Asthma Programs

This appendix lists State asthma programs in existence in the spring of 2005. Program information can be obtained from the Web linkages provided in the table. The programs are classified by the following typology:

  • Advisory Bodies and Councils.
  • Coalitions.
  • Collaboratives.
  • Cross-Agency Work.
  • Data Measurement/Reporting.
  • Developing and Enforcing Guidelines.
  • Disease Management.
  • Minority and Rural Outreach.
  • Public Service and Education.
  • Self-Management.
  • Provider Training.
Location Program Classification & Year Begun For More Information
National American Lung Association Education
1904
http://www.lungusa.org
Association of Asthma Educators Provider Training
2002
http://www.asthmaeducators.org
Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America Education
1953
http://aafa.org/index.cfm
National Asthma Education and Prevention Program Developing Guidelines
March 1989
http://www.nhlbi.nih.gov
National Asthma Education Certification Board Provider Training
2000
http://www.naecb.org/
National Respiratory Training Center Provider Training
2002
http://www.nrtc-usa.org/
Alabama Asthma Indicator Screenings Disease Management http://www.lungusa2.org/alabama/programs.html#one
Inner-City Asthma Intervention—University of Alabama at Birmingham, School of Medicine (CDC funded) Self-Management
April 2001
http://www.health.uab.edu/show.asp?durki=10597
Alaska Assessing Alaska's Asthma Burden (CDC funded) Coalitions
October 2003
http://www.hss.state.ak.us/dhcs/asthma/default.htm
Statewide Asthma Education Programs (CDC funded) Self-Management
Patient Education
October 2003
http://aafa.org/display.cfm?id=10&sub=88&cont=201
Arizona Inner-City Asthma Intervention—St. Joseph's Hospital and Medical Center (CDC funded) Self-Management
April 2001
lparrar@chw.edu
Inner-City Asthma Intervention—El Rio Health Center (CDC funded) Self-Management
April 2001
http://www.elrio.org/
http://www.elrio.org/programs/asthma.htm
Arkansas Arkansas Asthma Coalition—Arkansas Children's Hospital Research Institute Coalitions, Minority and Rural Outreach
1997
http://achri.archildrens.org/
http://hp2010.nhlbihin.net/ast_maps/arkansas.html
California Better Asthma Care for California Kids Education, Provider Training
2005
http://www.betterasthmacare.org/
Inner-City Asthma Intervention—Children's Asthma Consortium (CDC funded) Self-Management
April 2001
http://www.mssm.edu/peds
California Breathing—California Department of Health Services Coalitions
Self-Management
Patient Education
http://www.californiabreathing.org/
Mobile Asthma Care—Children's Hospital Central California (CDC funded) Self-Management
Patient Education
August 2002
http://www.cdc.gov/asthma/contacts/ca.htm
Replication and Implementation of Scientifically Proven Asthma Interventions—Chula Vista Elementary School District (CDC funded) Self-Management
Disease Management
April 2001
http://www.cvesd.org/default.aspx
Controlling Asthma in American Cities—University of California, Berkeley (CDC funded) Collaboratives
September 2001
http://www.berkeley.edu
CalAsthma Disease Management February 2001 http://www.calasthma.org/
California Statewide Collaborative for Achieving Better Care for Asthma (Medicaid contract) Coalitions
Collaboratives
1995
Center for Health Care Strategies
http://www.chcs.org/
Colorado The Colorado Asthma Program (CDC funded) Collaboratives
Disease Management
Self-Management
Data Measurement/Reporting
September 2001
cdphe.psdrequests@state.co.us
http://www.cdphe.state.co.us/ps/asthma/index.html
Colorado Asthma Coalition Coalitions
October 2000
asthmacoalition@alacolo.org
http://www.asthmacolorado.org/
National Jewish Pilot Disease Management Program (Medicaid contract) Disease Management
February 2004
http://www.nationaljewish.org/about/mediacenter/pressreleases/y2004/medicaid-co-results.aspx
Connecticut Addressing Asthma from a Public Health Perspective—Connecticut Department of Public Health and Addiction Services (CDC funded) Cross-Agency Work
Data Measurement
September 2001
http://www.ct.gov/dph/site/default.asp
Delaware No programs found    
Florida Inner-City Asthma Intervention Health Choice Network (CDC funded) Self-Management
April 2001
http://www.cdc.gov/asthma/contacts/fl.htm
Population-Based Models To Establish Surveillance for Asthma Incidence in Defined Geographic Areas—Miami-Dade County Health Department (CDC funded) Data Measurement/Reporting
Disease Management
September 2001
http://www.dadehealth.org/
Medicaid Disease Management Programs (Medicaid funded) Disease Management http://www.fdhc.state.fl.us/Medicaid/Disease_Management/index.shtml
Georgia Asthma in Older Women—Kaiser Permanente Georgia (CDC funded) Data Measurement/Reporting
October 2000
http://www.cdc.gov/asthma/contacts/ga.htm
Addressing Asthma from a Public Health Perspective—Georgia Department of Human Resources (CDC funded) Cross-Agency Work
Data Measurement
September 2001
http://health.state.ga.us/pdfs/epi/cdiee/burdenofasthma.03.pdf (Plugin Software Help)
http://health.state.ga.us/pdfs/epi/cdiee/AsthmaStrategicPlan_2004.pdf (Plugin Software Help)
Viruses and Asthma—Emory University School of Medicine (CDC funded) Coalitions
September 2003
http://medicine.emory.edu/
http://www.sph.emory.edu/zapasthma/overview.htm
Hawaii Assessment of Health Effects Associated with Volcanic Emissions—The Hawaii State Department of Health (CDC funded) Data Measurement /Reporting
Disease Management
September 1998
http://www.state.hi.us/doh/
Addressing Asthma from a Public Health Perspective—The Hawaii State Department of Health (CDC funded) Cross-Agency Work
Data Measurement
September 2002
http://www.state.hi.us/doh/
Childhood Rural Asthma Project, Phase 2—The Hawaii State Department of Health (CDC funded) Minority and Rural Outreach
September 2003
http://www.state.hi.us/doh/
Idaho

Addressing Asthma from a Public Health Perspective—Idaho Department of Health and Welfare (CDC funded)

Other programs:

  • Healthy Homes, Head Start.
  • School Asthma Management Model for Idaho (SAMMI).

Cross-Agency Work

Data Measurement
September 2001

http://healthandwelfare.idaho.gov/portal/alias__Rainbow/lang__en-US/tabID__3395/DesktopDefault.aspx
Illinois Addressing Asthma in Illinois-Statewide program Coalitions
Developing Guidelines
July 2000
http://www.idph.state.il.us/pdf/addressing_asthma.pdf (Plugin Software Help)
Chicago Asthma Consortium Coalitions
1996
http://www.chicagoasthma.org/
Replication and Implementation of Scientifically Proven Asthma Interventions—American Lung Association of Metropolitan Chicago (CDC funded) Disease Management
Self-Management
September 2001
http://www.lungchicago.org/
Inner-City Asthma Intervention—Cook County Hospital, Department of Pediatrics, Pediatric Allergy Division Office (CDC funded) Self-Management
April 2001
 
Replication and Implementation of Scientifically Proven Asthma Interventions—PCC Community Wellness Center (CDC funded) Disease Management
Self-Management
September 2002
http://www.cdc.gov/asthma/contacts/il.htm
http://www.pccwellness.org/pages.asp?id=2
Replication and Implementation of Scientifically Proven Asthma Interventions—Southern Illinois Healthcare Foundation (CDC funded)

Disease Management

Self-Management
September 2002

http://www.cdc.gov/asthma/contacts/il.htm
Controlling Asthma in American Cities—University of Illinois (CDC funded) Collaboratives
September 2001
http://www.uic.edu/
Indiana Addressing Asthma from a Public Health Perspective—Indiana State Department of Health (CDC funded) Cross-Agency Work
Data Measurement
September 2002
http://www.in.gov/isdh/17269.htm
Indiana Chronic Disease Management Program Disease Management
Early 2004
http://www.indianacdmprogram.com/
http://www.indianacdmprogram.com/Member/asthma.htm
Iowa Addressing Asthma from a Public Health Perspective—Iowa Department of Public Health (CDC funded) Coalitions
Data Measurement
August 2000
http://www.idph.state.ia.us/hpcdp/common/pdf/asthma/asthma_surveillance_plan.pdf (Plugin Software Help)
Kansas American Lung Association of Kansas Disease Management http://www.kslung.org
Kentucky Good Health Kentucky Asthma Resource—Good Samaritan Foundation Public Service and
Education
http://chfs.ky.gov/dms/hi/Asthma.htm
The Metropolitan Asthma Coalition (MAC)—American Lung Association, Louisville, Kentucky Developing and Enforcing Guidelines http://www.kylung.org/mac.html
Louisiana American Lung Association of Louisiana Public Service and Education http://www.louisianalung.org/
Maine Addressing Asthma from a Public Health Perspective—Maine Asthma Prevention and Control Program (CDC funded) Cross-Agency Work
Data Measurement
August 2000
http://www.maine.gov/dhhs/bohdcfh/mat/
Maryland Maryland Childhood Asthma Program, Dept. of Health and Mental Hygiene
Addressing Asthma from a Public Health Perspective (CDC funded)

Cross-Agency Work

Data Measurement
Developing Guidelines
September 2001

http://fha.maryland.gov/mch/asthma.cfm

http://fha.maryland.gov/pdf/mch/AsthmaReport2007.pdf (Plugin Software Help)

Massachusetts Baystate Medical Center—Inner-City Asthma Intervention (CDC funded) Self-Management
April 2001
http://www.baystatehealth.com/bmc/
Massachusetts Department of Public Health Addressing Asthma from a Public Health Perspective (CDC funded) Cross-Agency Work
Data Measurement
September 2003
http://www.state.ma.us/dph/
Michigan Addressing Asthma from a Public Health Perspective—Michigan Department of Community Health (CDC funded) Cross-Agency Work
Data Measurement
August 2000
http://www.GetAsthmaHelp.org/
Asthma Surveillance and Interventions in Hospital Emergency Departments Program (CDC funded) Collaboratives
August 2001
http://www.msu.edu/
Enhanced Surveillance of Asthma Deaths—Michigan Department of Community Health (CDC funded) Collaboratives
September 2000
http://www.GetAsthmaHelp.org/
Minnesota Controlling Asthma in American Cities—American Lung Association of Minnesota (CDC funded) Collaboratives
April 2001
https://www.mnasthma.org/aap/
http://www.alamn.org/
Inner-City Asthma Intervention—American Lung Association of Minnesota (CDC funded) Self-Management
April 2001
https://www.mnasthma.org/aap/
http://www.alamn.org/
Addressing Asthma from a Public Health Perspective—Minnesota Department of Health (CDC funded) Advisory Bodies
Cross-Agency Work
Data Measurement
September 1999
http://www.health.state.mn.us/divs/hpcd/cdee/asthma/
Mississippi Inner-City Asthma Intervention—Jackson-Hinds Comprehensive Health Center Self-Management
April 2001
(601) 362-5321
Addressing Asthma from a Public Health Perspective—Mississippi Department of Health Cross-Agency Work
Data Measurement
September 2003
http://www.msdh.state.ms.us/msdhsite/index.cfm
Missouri Inner-City Asthma Intervention—Children's Mercy Hospitals and Clinics Self-Management
April 2001
http://www.childrensmercy.org
Inner-City Asthma Intervention—Washington University School of Medicine Self-Management
April 2001
http://medicine.wustl.edu/
Addressing Asthma from a Public Health Perspective—Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services (CDC funded) Cross-Agency Work
Data Measurement
September 2001
http://www.dhss.mo.gov/asthma/asthmastateplan.pdf (Plugin Software Help)
Controlling Asthma in American Cities—St. Louis Regional Asthma Consortium (CDC funded) Collaboratives
Fall 2000
http://www.asthma-stlouis.org/
Missouri State Medicaid Disease Management Program (Medicaid funded) Disease Management
November 2002
 
Montana Montana Environmental Public Health Tracking Program—Montana Department of Public Health and Human Services (CDC National EPHT Program) Data Measurement/Reporting http://www.dphhs.mt.gov/epht/asthma.shtml
Nebraska Addressing Asthma from a Public Health Perspective—Nebraska Health and Human Services System (CDC funded) Cross-Agency Work
Data Measurement
September 2001
http://www.hhs.state.ne.us/epi/asthma.htm
Nevada American Lung Association of Nevada Public Service and Education http://www.lungs.org/
New Hampshire Addressing Asthma from a Public Health Perspective—New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services (CDC funded) Cross-Agency Work
Data Measurement
http://www.dhhs.nh.gov/DHHS/CDPC/asthma.htm
New Jersey Interdepartmental Report and Strategic Plan for Asthma—New Jersey Department of Health and Senior Services and others Collaboratives/
Coalitions
Minority and Rural Outreach
http://www.state.nj.us/health/fhs/asthma/documents/asthmastrategicplan.pdf (Plugin Software Help)
Replication and Implementation of Scientifically Proven Asthma Interventions—Babyland Family Services (CDC funded) Self-Management
Disease Management
September 2001
http://www.cdc.gov/asthma/contacts/nj.htm
Inner-City Asthma Intervention—Children's Hospital of New Jersey at Newark Beth Israel Medical Center, Saint Barnabas Health Care System (CDC funded) Self-Management
Minority and Rural Outreach
April 2001
http://www.sbhcs.com/hospitals/newark_beth_israel/
Replication and Implementation of Scientifically Proven Asthma Interventions—PBI Regional Medical Center (CDC funded) Self-Management
Disease Management
September 2002
http://www.cdc.gov/asthma/contacts/nj.htm
Addressing Asthma from a Public Health Perspective—New Jersey Department of Health and Senior Services (CDC funded) Cross-Agency Work
Data Measurement
http://www.state.nj.us/health/fhs/asthma.shtml
New Mexico Addressing Asthma from a Public Health Perspective—New Mexico Department of Health (CDC funded) Cross-Agency Work
Data Measurement
August 2000
http://www.health.state.nm.us/
New York New York's Action Against Asthma:
  • Regional Asthma Coalitions.
  • Healthy Neighborhoods Program.
  • Minority Asthma Partnerships.
  • Medicaid.
  • Child Health Plus.
  • Family Health Plus.
  • School Based Health Centers.
Cross-Agency Work
Data Measurement
Coalitions
Public Service and Education
http://www.health.state.ny.us/
http://www.health.state.ny.us/nysdoh/asthma/ny_action.htm
http://www.health.state.ny.us/nysdoh/asthma/pdf/4850.pdf (Plugin Software Help)
Replication and Implementation of Scientifically Proven Asthma Intervention—Bronx-Lebanon Hospital Center (CDC funded) Self-Management
Disease Management
September 2001
 
Controlling Asthma in American Cities—Columbia University (CDC funded) Collaboratives
September 2001
http://www.columbia.edu/
http://www.cumc.columbia.edu/dept/pulmonary/4ClinicalPage/Clinical%20Centers/Website/main.htm
Inner-City Asthma Intervention—Mount Sinai School of Medicine Department of Pediatrics (CDC funded) Self-Management
April 2001
http://www.mssm.edu/peds/
Inner-City Asthma Intervention—University at Buffalo, SUNY (CDC funded) Self-Management
April 2001
http://www.smbs.buffalo.edu/fam-med/
North Carolina Inner-City Asthma Intervention—WakeMed (CDC funded) Self-Management
April 2001
http://www.wakemed.org
Assessing Asthma-Related School and Work Absences—University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, School of Public Health (CDC funded) Data Measurement and Reporting
October 2001
http://www.cdc.gov/nceh/publications/statefacts/ncfactsheet.htm
North Dakota No programs listed    
Ohio Inner-City Asthma Intervention—Rainbow Babies and Children's Hospital (CDC funded) Self-Management
April 2001
http://www.uhrainbow.com/
The Ohio Asthma Coalition Coalitions http://www.ohiolung.org/ohio-asthma-coalition.htm
Oklahoma Addressing Asthma from a Public Health Perspective—Oklahoma State Department of Health (CDC funded) Cross-Agency Work
Data Measurement
September 2002
http://www.health.state.ok.us/
Oregon Oregon Asthma Program—Oregon DHS
Oregon Asthma Network
Coalitions
Self-Management
Public Service and Education 2000
http://www.dhs.state.or.us/publichealth/asthma/index.cfm
http://oregon.gov/DHS/ph/asthma/guideor.shtml
Inner-City Asthma Intervention—CareOregon (CDC funded) Self-Management
April 2001
http://www.careoregon.org/member/masthma.html
Addressing Asthma from a Public Health Perspective—Oregon Department of Human Services (CDC funded) Cross-Agency Work
Data Measurement
October 1999
http://oregon.gov/DHS/ph/asthma/index.shtml
Asthma in Older Women—Kaiser Northwest/Kaiser Colorado Data Measurement/Reporting http://www.cdc.gov/asthma/contacts/or.htm
Incidence of Occupational Asthma within the Northwest Division of Kaiser Permanente—Kaiser Foundation Research Institute Data Measurement/Reporting

http://www.cdc.gov/asthma/contacts/or.htm

(503) 335-6755

Population-Based Models To Establish Surveillance for Asthma Incidence in Defined Geographic Areas—Kaiser Foundation Research Institute Developing and Enforcing Guidelines

http://www.cdc.gov/asthma/contacts/or.htm

(503) 335-6755

Pennsylvania Controlling Asthma in American Cities—Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CDC funded) Collaboratives http://www.chop.edu/consumer/index.jsp
Addressing Asthma from a Public Health Perspective—Pennsylvania Department of Health (CDC funded) Cross-Agency Work
Data Measurement
September 2001
http://www.dsf.health.state.pa.us/health/cwp/browse.asp?A=174&C=38205
Replication and Implementation of Scientifically Proven Asthma Interventions—Philadelphia Department of Public Health Self-Management
Disease Management
September 2003
http://www.phila.gov/health/
National Jewish Medical and Research Center Disease Management hhttp://www.nationaljewish.org/healthinfo/conditions/asthma/index.aspx
Rhode Island Rhode Island Asthma Control Program—Rhode Island Department of Health (CDC funded) Developing and Enforcing Guidelines
September 1999
http://www.health.state.ri.us/disease/asthma/index.php
South Carolina Asthma Surveillance and Interventions in Hospital Emergency Departments Program—University of South Carolina (CDC funded) Coalitions
Public Service and Education
Data Measurement/Reporting
September 2000
http://www.sc.edu/
South Dakota No programs listed    
Tennessee Asthma Care Management Program—Tennessee Department of Finance & Administration Public Service and Education
Self-Management
Disease Management
http://www.state.tn.us/tenncare/
Texas The Asthma Coalition of Texas Coalitions http://www.texasasthma.org/
Replication and Implementation of Scientifically Proven Asthma Interventions—Harris County Hospital District (CDC funded) Self-Management
Disease Management
September 2001
http://www.hchdonline.com/
Inner-City Asthma Intervention—University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio (CDC funded) Self-Management
April 2001
http://www.uthscsa.edu
Addressing Asthma from a Public Health Perspective—Texas Department of Health (CDC funded) Cross-Agency Work
Data Measurement
September 2001
http://www.dshs.state.tx.us/iaq/default.shtm
Texas Medicaid Managed Care Asthma Project Self-Management
Disease Management
http://www.hhsc.state.tx.us/medicaid/mc/proj/asthma/asthma.html
Utah Addressing Asthma from a Public Health Perspective—Utah Department of Health (CDC funded) Cross-Agency Work
Data Measurement
September 2001
http://health.utah.gov/asthma/
Vermont Addressing Asthma from a Public Health Perspective—Vermont Dept. of Health Asthma Program (CDC funded) Cross-Agency Work
Data Measurement
August 2000
http://healthvermont.gov/prevent/asthma/index.aspx
Virginia Controlling Asthma in Richmond Metropolitan Area (CARMA) (CDC funded) Collaboratives
September 2001
 
Addressing Asthma from a Public Health Perspective—Virginia Department of Health (CDC funded) Cross-Agency Work
Data Measurement
September 2001
http://www.vahealth.org//cdpc/asthma/
Washington Replication and Implementation of Scientifically Proven Asthma Interventions—Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America, Washington State Chapter (CDC funded) Self-Management
Disease Management
 
Addressing Asthma from a Public Health Perspective—Washington Department of Health (CDC funded) Cross-Agency Work
Data Measurement
http://www.alaw.org/asthma/washington_asthma_initiative/
Breathe Easy Washington Program—Washington Department of Health Public Service and Education http://www.alaw.org/air_quality/breathe_easy_network/
West Virginia Addressing Asthma from a Public Health Perspective—West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources Cross-Agency Work
Data Measurement
http://www.wvdhhr.org/bph/oehp/asthma/plan/plan.pdf (Plugin Software Help)
Wisconsin Addressing Asthma from a Public Health Perspective—Wisconsin Department of Health and Family Services (CDC funded) Cross-Agency Work
Data Measurement
http://www.dhfs.state.wi.us/
Wyoming Wyoming Department of Health
General list of asthma resources
Public Service and Education http://wdh.state.wy.us/asthma/index.asp

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Internet Citation: C. National and State Asthma Programs. October 2014. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD. http://www.ahrq.gov/professionals/quality-patient-safety/quality-resources/tools/asthmaqual/asthmacare/appendix-c.html