Learning as we grow : evaluation highlights from National Asthma Control Program grantees, 2018
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Learning as we grow : evaluation highlights from National Asthma Control Program grantees, 2018

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Learning as we grow : evaluation highlights from National Asthma Control Program grantees, 2018
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    More than 24 million Americans have asthma, affecting 1 in 12 children and 1 in 14 adults.1 Asthma accounts for more than 439,000 hospitalizations, 1.6 million emergency department (ED) visits, and 10.5 million physician office visits annually2—costing private insurance, Medicaid, Medicare, and other sources an estimated $62.8 billion in 2009.3 There are racial and socioeconomic disparities among those who have and suffer from poorly controlled asthma. Asthma is particularly prevalent among low-income populations when compared to high- income populations.4 Black Americans are 2–3 times more likely to die from asthma than any other racial or ethnic group.5 Asthma is controllable, and since 1999, the National Asthma Control Program (NACP), in the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) Asthma and Community Health Branch (ACHB), has been working with national and state-level partners to promote strategies and programs that will reduce this burden and help persons with asthma lead healthy, productive lives. For the past 19 years, the NACP has funded selected states to address asthma from a public health perspective. NACP has supported states to develop state-specific asthma surveillance systems; partnerships for coordinated efforts to address state asthma goals and objectives; and interventions to control asthma among persons living with asthma. As evaluation is an essential component of public health practice, NACP has always acknowledged its importance and since the 2009 funding cycle, the NACP has continued to prioritize and promote evaluation capacity among its funded grantees. Please see http://www.cdc.gov/asthma/nacp.htm for additional information. Citation: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Learning As We Grow: Evaluation Highlights from National Asthma Control Program Grantees, 2018. Atlanta, GA: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Environmental Health, Division of Environmental Science and Practice, Asthma and Community Health, December 2018 asthma-control-2018highlights_508.pdf
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