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)

NCEH’s national program is to maintain and improve the health of the American people by promoting a healthy environment and by preventing premature death and avoidable illness and disability caused by noninfectious, nonoccupational environmental and related factors. At this site find out about environmental health topics, including asthma, indoor/outdoor air pollution, and mold.

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

This section, “Asthma and Allergies,” contains facts about indoor environmental quality in an office or other work building environment, plus other resources.

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)external icon

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)external icon

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 EnviroFlashexternal icon

Offered by the EPA with support from State and local air quality agencies, 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)external icon

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)external icon

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)external icon

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

American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP)external icon

Asthma and allergies are among the most common chronic childhood diseases. It is important for family members to learn how to identify and avoid asthma and allergen triggers, recognize and present asthma attacks, understand medications, and help manage symptoms. This site offers information to help you learn more about childhood asthma and allergies.

American Lung Association (ALA)external icon

This organization works to improve lung health and prevent lung disease through Education, Advocacy and Research.

Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA)external icon

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 Subcommitteeexternal icon) 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)external icon

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, including the CDC- and EPA-funded Pediatric Asthma Initiative, which aims to integrate environmental management of asthma into pediatric medical and nursing education and practice.

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Page last reviewed: January 30, 2018