Appendix C: National and State Asthma Programs*

Asthma Care Quality Improvement: A Resource Guide for State Action

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.
LocationProgramClassification & Year BegunFor More Information
NationalAmerican Lung AssociationEducation
1904
http://www.lungusa.org
Association of Asthma EducatorsProvider Training
2002
http://www.asthmaeducators.org
Asthma and Allergy Foundation of AmericaEducation
1953
http://aafa.org/index.cfm
National Asthma Education and Prevention ProgramDeveloping Guidelines
March 1989
http://www.nhlbi.nih.gov
National Asthma Education Certification BoardProvider Training
2000
http://www.naecb.org/
National Respiratory Training CenterProvider Training
2002
http://www.nrtc-usa.org/
AlabamaAsthma Indicator ScreeningsDisease Managementhttp://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
AlaskaAssessing 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
ArizonaInner-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
ArkansasArkansas Asthma Coalition—Arkansas Children's Hospital Research InstituteCoalitions, Minority and Rural Outreach
1997
http://achri.archildrens.org/
http://hp2010.nhlbihin.net/ast_maps/arkansas.html
CaliforniaBetter Asthma Care for California KidsEducation, 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 ServicesCoalitions
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
CalAsthmaDisease Management February 2001http://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/
ColoradoThe 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 CoalitionCoalitions
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
ConnecticutAddressing 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
DelawareNo programs found  
FloridaInner-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 Managementhttp://www.fdhc.state.fl.us/Medicaid/Disease_Management/index.shtml
GeorgiaAsthma 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
HawaiiAssessment 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
IllinoisAddressing Asthma in Illinois-Statewide programCoalitions
Developing Guidelines
July 2000
http://www.idph.state.il.us/pdf/addressing_asthma.pdf (Plugin Software Help)
Chicago Asthma ConsortiumCoalitions
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/
IndianaAddressing 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 ProgramDisease Management
Early 2004
http://www.indianacdmprogram.com/
http://www.indianacdmprogram.com/Member/asthma.htm
IowaAddressing 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)
KansasAmerican Lung Association of KansasDisease Managementhttp://www.kslung.org
KentuckyGood Health Kentucky Asthma Resource—Good Samaritan FoundationPublic Service and
Education
http://chfs.ky.gov/dms/hi/Asthma.htm
The Metropolitan Asthma Coalition (MAC)—American Lung Association, Louisville, KentuckyDeveloping and Enforcing Guidelineshttp://www.kylung.org/mac.html
LouisianaAmerican Lung Association of LouisianaPublic Service and Educationhttp://www.louisianalung.org/
MaineAddressing 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/
MarylandMaryland 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)

MassachusettsBaystate 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/
MichiganAddressing 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/
MinnesotaControlling 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/
MississippiInner-City Asthma Intervention—Jackson-Hinds Comprehensive Health CenterSelf-Management
April 2001
(601) 362-5321
Addressing Asthma from a Public Health Perspective—Mississippi Department of HealthCross-Agency Work
Data Measurement
September 2003
http://www.msdh.state.ms.us/msdhsite/index.cfm
MissouriInner-City Asthma Intervention—Children's Mercy Hospitals and ClinicsSelf-Management
April 2001
http://www.childrensmercy.org
Inner-City Asthma Intervention—Washington University School of MedicineSelf-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
 
MontanaMontana Environmental Public Health Tracking Program—Montana Department of Public Health and Human Services (CDC National EPHT Program)Data Measurement/Reportinghttp://www.dphhs.mt.gov/epht/asthma.shtml
NebraskaAddressing 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
NevadaAmerican Lung Association of NevadaPublic Service and Educationhttp://www.lungs.org/
New HampshireAddressing 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 JerseyInterdepartmental Report and Strategic Plan for Asthma—New Jersey Department of Health and Senior Services and othersCollaboratives/
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 MexicoAddressing 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 YorkNew 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 CarolinaInner-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 DakotaNo programs listed  
OhioInner-City Asthma Intervention—Rainbow Babies and Children's Hospital (CDC funded)Self-Management
April 2001
http://www.uhrainbow.com/
The Ohio Asthma CoalitionCoalitionshttp://www.ohiolung.org/ohio-asthma-coalition.htm
OklahomaAddressing 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/
OregonOregon 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 ColoradoData Measurement/Reportinghttp://www.cdc.gov/asthma/contacts/or.htm
Incidence of Occupational Asthma within the Northwest Division of Kaiser Permanente—Kaiser Foundation Research InstituteData 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 InstituteDeveloping and Enforcing Guidelines

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

(503) 335-6755

PennsylvaniaControlling Asthma in American Cities—Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CDC funded)Collaborativeshttp://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 HealthSelf-Management
Disease Management
September 2003
http://www.phila.gov/health/
National Jewish Medical and Research CenterDisease Managementhhttp://www.nationaljewish.org/healthinfo/conditions/asthma/index.aspx
Rhode IslandRhode 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 CarolinaAsthma 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 DakotaNo programs listed  
TennesseeAsthma Care Management Program—Tennessee Department of Finance & AdministrationPublic Service and Education
Self-Management
Disease Management
http://www.state.tn.us/tenncare/
TexasThe Asthma Coalition of TexasCoalitionshttp://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 ProjectSelf-Management
Disease Management
http://www.hhsc.state.tx.us/medicaid/mc/proj/asthma/asthma.html
UtahAddressing Asthma from a Public Health Perspective—Utah Department of Health (CDC funded)Cross-Agency Work
Data Measurement
September 2001
http://health.utah.gov/asthma/
VermontAddressing 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
VirginiaControlling 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/
WashingtonReplication 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 HealthPublic Service and Educationhttp://www.alaw.org/air_quality/breathe_easy_network/
West VirginiaAddressing Asthma from a Public Health Perspective—West Virginia Department of Health and Human ResourcesCross-Agency Work
Data Measurement
http://www.wvdhhr.org/bph/oehp/asthma/plan/plan.pdf (Plugin Software Help)
WisconsinAddressing 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/
WyomingWyoming Department of Health
General list of asthma resources
Public Service and Educationhttp://wdh.state.wy.us/asthma/index.asp

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Internet Citation: Appendix C: National and State Asthma Programs*: Asthma Care Quality Improvement: A Resource Guide for State Action. September 2009. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD. http://www.ahrq.gov/professionals/quality-patient-safety/quality-resources/tools/asthmaqual/asthmacare/appendix-c.html