The Asthma Prevention and Control Program works to improve the quality of life for all Massachusetts residents with asthma and to reduce disparities in asthma outcomes. Funded by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, the Program's activities include: expanding asthma surveillance, broadening statewide and regional asthma partnerships for coordinating action on asthma, and improving asthma management and control. Included in the Program's activities are efforts to reduce exposure to asthma triggers and irritants in homes, licensed childcare centers, schools, workplaces and senior centers. Another Program focus is researching effective interventions to reduce asthma disparities. Through its Asthma Disparities Initiative, the Program supports pilot projects in the regions most affected by asthma both to improve clinical care and to develop and coordinate asthma coalitions. The Program provides Asthma Action Plans for children and adults in seven languages.
This information is provided by the Asthma Prevention and Control Program within the Division of Health Promotion and Disease Prevention, Department of Public Health.