- Spotlight 1: Success Stories from CDC’s National Asthma Control Program
- Spotlight 2: Asthma Stats: Insurance coverage and barriers to care for people with asthma
- Spotlight 3: Know How to use Your Asthma Inhaler
Asthma is a disease that affects your lungs. It causes repeated episodes of wheezing, breathlessness, chest tightness, and nighttime or early morning coughing. Asthma can be controlled by taking medicine and avoiding the triggers that can cause an attack. You must also remove the triggers in your environment that can make your asthma worse.
Brochures, Facts, Triggers, Management
Tables and Graphs, Reports and Publications, Asthma's Impact on the Nation
Community Guide, Potentially Effective Interventions
Asthma & Allergies in the Workplace, Flu & Asthma Control, Multimedia Messages, Links to Other Agencies and Organizations
Airing Asthma’s Story, Legislation & Policy, Tools for Asthma Control
Elderly, Healthcare Professionals, Kids, Parents, Public Health Professionals,
Researchers, Schools and Childcare Providers, Workplace Health Professionals
Evaluation Guide, Evaluation Webinar
Contact Information for States and Programs
Helping Americans Breathe Easier
Asthma cannot be cured, but it can be controlled. School children with asthma need to know how to control their asthma. They may also need to be able to use their asthma medications at school. Watch this video to learn how one parent worked with CDC’s National Asthma Control Program and state, local, and national partners to help children gain access to their own asthma medications at school. Due to these efforts, by 2010 all 50 states had passed self–carry laws.
See how Asthma Impacts your State.
CDC’s National Asthma Control Program is a driving force in asthma control.