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Children and Asthma

How prevalent is Asthma in North Carolina? What are the rates among ethnic and economic groups? These are just a few of the questions answered by our new demographic fact sheets.

Demographic Fact Sheets


Managing Asthma Triggers in Residential Units

Many health conditions are affected by your home environment, such as respiratory infections and asthma. By maintaining a healthy home, you can create a safe place for you and your family to live.

Multi-Unit Housing Fact Sheets

Breathe EasiesThe EPA and the Ad Council recently launched public service announcements (PSAs) featuring a new band of puppets who star in online music videos for kids and caregivers about asthma triggers and how to prevent attacks.

The following are the links to the PSAs:

Get more information on fighting childhood asthma at noattacks.org.

Archived Asthma News



What Does the North Carolina Asthma Program Do?

The North Carolina Asthma Program strives to reduce the burden of asthma upon the citizens of our state by:

  • Developing and maintaining a comprehensive statewide asthma surveillance system.
  • Developing and implementing a State Asthma Plan that effectively addresses asthma in all ages, ethnic groups, backgrounds, and in multiple settings.
  • Increasing public awareness of the importance of reducing the burden of asthma and the need for supportive policies and environments.
  • Providing technical assistance and resources to help support local asthma coalitions.
  • Providing leadership and administration for the statewide asthma coalition, the Asthma Alliance of North Carolina (AANC).