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Coronavirus Disease-2019 (COVID-19) and People with Asthma

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.

CDC’s National Asthma Control Program works to help Americans with asthma achieve better health and improved quality of life. The program funds states, school programs, and non-government organizations to help them improve surveillance of asthma, train health professionals, educate individuals with asthma and their families, and explain asthma to the public.

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Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO)

CDC is pleased to announce availability of Fiscal Year 2020 funds through Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) #CDC-RFA-EH20-2002, “Promoting Asthma Friendly Environments Through Partnerships and Collaborations.”external icon    The purpose of this NOFO is to promote evidence-based asthma strategies and interventions through partnerships and collaborations. Recipients will develop partnerships and collaborations using health education and communication strategies that will result in measurable impacts.  These strategies are outlined in the CDC asthma technical package, EXHALEpdf icon.

CDC will conduct an informational conference call regarding the NOFO on March 23, 2020 at 2:00 p.m., U.S. Eastern Standard Time. The call-in information is: (877) 954-4821 Passcode: 57457322#. Questions and responses from this conference call will be posted on this site after the call.

Page last reviewed: March 17, 2020