American Lung Association (ALA)

At a glance

Learn how the ALA works to help CDC reach the Controlling Childhood Asthma Reducing Emergencies (CCARE) goal of preventing 500,000 hospitalizations and emergency department visits among children with asthma by August 30, 2024.

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The American Lung Association coordinates the distribution and evaluation of EXHALE strategies to community partners to control asthma across the United States. The association does this through its Promoting Asthma Friendly Environments through Partnerships project. Specific audiences for this project include organizations with access to populations experiencing a high burden of asthma, people with asthma and their families, and asthma care providers and decision makers.

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The goals of this project are to

  • Increase the use of EXHALE strategies by engaging strategic community partners to distribute asthma messages and effective interventions
  • Increase the number of people who live, work, or go to school in asthma-friendly environments by providing training, technical assistance, and resources
  • Help advance the CCARE objective

This project is designed to use the coordinated, comprehensive approach outlined in the EXHALE strategies to improve asthma control in all age groups. The project will engage a network of strategic community partners to increase knowledge and adoption of evidence-based strategies that reduce asthma morbidity and mortality.