Skip directly to search Skip directly to A to Z list Skip directly to page options Skip directly to site content

NIOSHTIC-2 Publications Search

Search Results

Burden of asthma in Massachusetts adults.

Authors
Huisingh-C; Fitzsimmons-K; Pechter-E; Zotter-J; Davis-L
Source
SENSOR Occup Lung Dis Bull 2009 Sep; :1-4
NIOSHTIC No.
20042632
Abstract
Asthma is a significant and growing public health problem in both Massachusetts and the U.S. The Massachusetts Department of Public Health (MDPH) Asthma Prevention and Control Program (APCP) works with partners throughout the state to improve the quality of life for all Massachusetts residents with asthma and to reduce disparities in asthma outcomes. APCP is funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, which places special emphasis on reducing the rate of hospitalizations due to asthma as a measure of success. APCP, in collaboration with the MDPH Occupational Health Surveillance Program and many others, recently developed two important documents to guide efforts to address asthma across the state: 1) Burden of Asthma in Massachusetts. 2) Strategic Plan for Asthma in Massachusetts, 2009-2014 The Burden report summarizes current surveillance findings on asthma prevalence, morbidity and mortality. Recommendations for improving asthma outcomes are outlined in the companion Strategic Plan. While asthma in children is a critical concern, the majority of persons with asthma are adults. This issue of the Bulletin highlights key findings from the Burden report on asthma in Massachusetts adults. Findings are based on data from the Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System Core and Asthma Call-back surveys and statewide hospital and mortality datasets.
Keywords
Occupational-health; Work-environment; Workers; Occupational-exposure; Respiratory-system-disorders; Pulmonary-system-disorders; Bronchial-asthma; Surveillance-programs; Health-hazards; Worker-health; Occupational-diseases; Disease-prevention; Employee-exposure; Age-groups; Age-factors; Information-retrieval-systems; Public-health; Disease-control
Contact
Massachusetts Department of Public Health, Occupational Health Surveillance Program, 250 Washington Street, 6th Floor, Boston, MA 02108
Publication Date
20090901
Document Type
Other
Funding Type
Cooperative Agreement
Fiscal Year
2009
NTIS Accession No.
NTIS Price
Identifying No.
Cooperative-Agreement-Number-U60-OH-008490
Priority Area
Healthcare and Social Assistance
Source Name
SENSOR Occupational Lung Disease Bulletin
State
MA
Performing Organization
Massachusetts State Department of Public Health
TOP