Agencies Working on Asthma

This page provides links to other government departments, agencies, and U.S. organizations that provide information and resources about asthma. For specific asthma topics, visit our homepage.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

CDC’s National Center for Environmental Health (NCEH)

CDC’s National Center for Environmental Health (NCEH) plans, directs, and coordinates a program to protect the American people from environmental hazards.

CDC’s National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH)

Information on work-related asthma

National Environmental Public Health Tracking Network – Asthma

The National Environmental Public Health Tracking Network is a system of integrated health, exposure, and hazard information and data from a variety of national, state, and city sources.

Government Departments, Agencies, and Resources

National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI)

This site provides easy-to-read information about asthma to help you learn about the latest information on asthma management.

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)

This federal agency informs people about the environment and develops and enforces regulations to protect the environment. Its mission is to protect human health and the environment. Learn how you can control asthma triggers indoors and outdoors.

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)’s EnviroFlash

EnviroFlash provides daily air quality information such as forecasts and action day notifications via email for your area of interest. EnviroFlash can be customized for your own needs, allowing you to protect the health of yourself and your family. Air quality information allows you to adjust your lifestyle when necessary on unhealthy air quality days.

Other U.S. Organizations

Allergy and Asthma Network (AAN)

This national nonprofit network of families offers information about living with allergies and asthma. This Web site can help with your questions, concerns, and fears about asthma.

American Academy of Allergy Asthma & Immunology (AAAAI)

If you think your child might have asthma, the first step is talking to a doctor or other medical professional. This Web site offers information about childhood asthma in English and Spanish.

American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP)

This site provides information about asthma management and how to manage symptoms with an asthma action plan.

American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP)

Asthma and allergies are among the most common chronic childhood diseases. This site offers information to help you learn more about childhood asthma and allergies.

American Lung Association (ALA)

This organization works to improve lung health and prevent lung disease through education, advocacy and research.

Association of Asthma Educators (AAE)

AAE represents health care professionals who identify themselves as asthma educators and promotes standardized, quality patient education by qualified asthma educators.

Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA)

This nonprofit organization is dedicated to improving the quality of life for people with asthma and allergies and their caregivers. The site offers a multimedia library, a glossary of asthma terms, and a list of health professional programs educating and caring for patients with asthma.

Asthma Disparities Work Group

The purpose of the Asthma Disparities Working Group (now the Asthma Disparities Subcommittee) is to address preventable factors that impact disparities in the burden of asthma in poor and minority children relative to their peers.

The National Environmental Education Foundation (NEEF)

This organization advances environmental knowledge among health professionals to improve the public’s health with a special emphasis on children and underserved populations. This website explains their work, which aims to integrate environmental management of asthma into pediatric medical and nursing education and practice.

CDC’s National Asthma Control Program Partners

CDC’s National Asthma Control Program (NACP) currently funds 25 state, territorial, and municipal partners to improve the reach, quality, effectiveness, and sustainability of asthma control services and to reduce asthma morbidity, mortality, and disparities by implementing evidence-based strategies through a 5-year cooperative agreement.

State Indoor Air Quality Offices

State and territorial offices or programs responsible for indoor air-related health issues.

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