Save the Date!! May 17, 2016
Description: The purpose of this activity is to enable the learner to study national guidelines for asthma, discuss population-based healthcare, and explore many more topics that focus on providing good asthma care in North Carolina.
Target Audience: Nurses, Respiratory Therapists, Registered Environmental Health Specialists, Health Educators
Location: St. Mark’s Church, Burlington NC
Registration: Cost is $60. Registration opens Friday, April 1, 2016. Visit Wake AHEC to register and for brochure information.
March 3-4, 2015
Explore Evidence-Based Strategies in Asthma Management
The two-day summit included a full-day training (day one) on healthy homes for community health workers and showcased some of the evidence-based multi-component, multi-trigger asthma home assessment programs implemented in North Carolina on day two. An expert panel on challenges with implementing an asthma home assessment program, specifically looking at environmental, legal and health care challenges was also presented on day two. The second day included breakout sessions on environmental, clinical and public health resources.
Wednesday, May 7, 2014
7:45 AM - 3:30 PM
NC Biotechnology Center, Research Triangle Park
The 2014 North Carolina Asthma Summit featured a healthcare provider panel discussing "Thorny Issues for Asthma Care". Dr. Teresa Bratton, MD, FAAAAI, FAAP, was the keynote speaker. Dr. Bratton is the American Academy of Pediatrics Asthma Chapter Champion for North Carolina.
The Asthma Summit is held annually and provides an excellent opportunity for asthma champions throughout North Carolina to showcase success stories and strategies for addressing the burden of asthma in various communities.
Asthma Coalition Update: 2013 North Carolina Asthma Summit (PDF, 1.5 MB) - The Asthma Summit is an annual event sponsored by the Asthma Alliance of North Carolina.
2013 North Carolina Asthma Summit Presentations (click to show schedule and presentations)
The Asthma Alliance of North Carolina (AANC) is a partnership of local and state government agencies, academic institutions, local asthma coalitions, non-profits and private industry working collaboratively to address asthma.
To reduce asthma morbidity and mortality for all people in North Carolina through a comprehensive public health approach.
The Asthma Alliance of North Carolina was born out of another statewide asthma initiative – the North Carolina Childhood Asthma Management Task Force. In 1998, the state health director convened the Task Force in response to the rising number of children with asthma symptoms. Its charge was to assess pediatric asthma and recommend ways to more effectively address this disease from both state and local levels. The resulting Task Force report became the foundation for building a comprehensive, cohesive system of care for children and adults with asthma.
In spring of 2000, the Task Force broadened its focus to include adult asthma, established a more formal organizational structure, and changed its name to the Asthma Alliance. The Alliance serves as an “umbrella” group to ensure coordination and collaboration among the many asthma-related organizations in this state. Our partner, the NC Division of Public Health, has established a program infrastructure that is helping to move the Alliance forward and strengthen the relationships between this statewide effort and local initiatives. Most recently, the Alliance played a key advisory role in the development and now in the implementation of the North Carolina Asthma Plan 2007-2012.
Asthma Alliance members work in 3 committees centered around education for health professionals and patients, reducing environmental asthma hazards, changing public and private asthma-related policies, collecting data, and building local asthma coalitions.
Several committees form the backbone of the Alliance – Education and Public Awareness, Environmental, and Medical Management. Alliance members work in committees centered around education for health professionals and patients, reducing environmental asthma hazards, changing public and private asthma-related policies, collecting data, and building local asthma coalitions. While Asthma Policy and Surveillance do not have standing committees at this time, these two crucial elements are addressed as part of each Alliance Committee meeting. Committees are dedicated to implementing the goals, objectives, and activities that each helped develop for the North Carolina Asthma Plan 2007-2012.
Education and Public Awareness
Goal: Assure appropriate, population-based asthma care education, programs and resources for persons with asthma and parents of children with asthma. This committee is working to:
Goal: Identify, develop and promote effective asthma-related environmental interventions. This committee is working to:
Goal: Ensure the appropriate diagnosis and management of asthma by health professionals. This committee is working to:
For more information, please contact the State Asthma Program at 919-707-5213.