Successes of the National Asthma Control Program, 2009-2014 : stories from “Addressing Asthma from a Public Health Perspective” grantees
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Successes of the National Asthma Control Program, 2009-2014 : stories from “Addressing Asthma from a Public Health Perspective” grantees

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    Asthma is a common, chronic disorder of the airways characterized by wheezing, breathlessness, chest tightness, and coughing at night or early in the morning. Airflow is obstructed by factors which narrow the airways in the lungs in reaction to certain exposures or “triggers,” making it hard to breathe. Asthma has no known cure. Effective management of asthma is necessary to prevent costly medical treatment due to uncontrolled symptoms and attacks.

    Asthma is a major public health concern in the United States. In 2011, 26 million Americans reported having asthma, or about 1 in 12. Asthma does not affect all groups equally: the highest rates of asthma occur in children, women, black and multi-racial Americans, and American Indians and Alaskan Natives.

    In 1999, the CDC created the National Asthma Control Program (NACP) with the overarching goal of providing people with the tools to manage their asthma successfully, reducing the collective burden of asthma symptoms and costs. By reducing environmental trigger exposure, improving use of asthma controller medications, and providing education to people with asthma and their caregivers, the severity of asthma symptoms and frequency of exacerbations can be decreased. The NACP enters into cooperative agreements with state health departments to assist them in implementing coordinated public health strategies to address asthma. These might include increasing the treatment of asthma in primary care settings rather than in more costly settings (emergency rooms and hospitals), improving ongoing asthma surveillance systems, and carrying out intervention program activities.

    The CDC established the NACP to administer the cooperative agreements with states and provide technical assistance as the states built their programs. In 2009, the CDC released CDC-RFA-EH09-901, “Addressing Asthma from a Public Health Perspective,” a funding opportunity to consolidate three separate funding streams into a single FOA for the National Asthma Control Program. This FOA supported 34 states, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico until August 2014.

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