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2014 North Carolina Asthma Summit

Wednesday, May 7, 2014; 7:45 AM - 3:30 PM

NC Biotechnology Center - Hamner Conference Center
15 TW Alexander Drive
Durham, North Carolina 27713

Obtain additional details and register online for the 2014 Asthma Summit.

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

Winning With Asthma: The Coach's Asthma Clipboard Program New! Winning With Asthma: The Coach’s Asthma Clipboard Program - A 25-minute video program for coaches, referees, and PE teachers. The Burden of Asthma in North Carolina 2010 The Burden of Asthma in North Carolina 2010 (PDF, 9.3 MB) - The update to the previous edition (2006) of the report.

North Carolina Asthma Success Stories North Carolina Asthma Success Stories (PDF, 1.3 MB) - Innovative activities and policies in the community that are supported by the Asthma Program. Asthma Resource Guide Check out our new and improved Asthma Resource Guide (PDF, 5.5 MB), which includes educational materials and handouts on asthma-related topics.

Asthma Education for School Nurses and Other Elementary-Middle School Professionals Asthma Education Curriculum for School Nurses and Other Elementary-Middle School Professionals (PDF, 6.50 MB) Asthma Fact Sheets! 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 fact sheets.

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).