EXHALE Strategies to Help People with Asthma Breathe Easier
Strategies to Help People with Asthma Breathe Easier
Asthma is a common chronic disease, which can be worsened by environmental asthma triggers. Asthma costs the nation more that $82 billion in medical costs, missed school and work days, and early deaths. Asthma cannot be cured, but it can be controlled.
Public health professionals can use EXHALE to improve the health of people with asthma, by providing support or services to healthcare providers, people with asthma and their families, schools, and others.
Each of the EXHALE strategies is proven to reduce asthma-related hospitalizations, emergency department visits, and healthcare costs.
CDC’s National Asthma Control Program developed EXHALE, a set of six strategies that each contribute to better asthma control:
on asthma self-management
smoking and exposure to secondhand smoke
visits for trigger reduction and asthma self-management education
of guidelines-based medical management
and coordination of care across settings
policies or best practices to reduce asthma triggers from indoor, outdoor, or occupational sources
Learn how public health professionals can use EXHALE to improve asthma control in their community: https://www.cdc.gov/asthma/exhale