EXHALE: Strategies to Help People with Asthma Breathe Easier

What to know

CDC's National Asthma Control Program (NACP) and its partners help people with asthma achieve better health and improved quality of life. NACP developed EXHALE, a set of six strategies that each contribute to better asthma control.

Diverse young couple holding a child with four doctors standing in the background, in the bottom left corner is a graphic for EXHALE


Each EXHALE strategy has been proven to reduce asthma-related hospitalizations, emergency department (ED) visits, and healthcare costs. Using the EXHALE strategies together in a community can have the greatest impact.

Examples from states using EXHALE