The North Carolina Asthma Program seeks to help North Carolinians with asthma and to reduce the burden of asthma through leadership, education, policy initiatives, coalition building, partnerships, and communication.
The final version of the North Carolina Asthma Plan (2013-2018) (PDF, 2.8 MB) is available.
A large number of organizations and individuals in North Carolina are committed to asthma care. The North Carolina Asthma Plan helps to bridge the gap, minimize duplication of effort, and maximize use of resources among those working to reduce the burden of asthma. The Plan is based largely on key surveillance findings, as reflected in the Burden of Asthma in North Carolina 2010 (9.3 MB) report. The North Carolina Asthma Plan 2013-2018 focuses on four main goal areas: Reducing Asthma Related Disparities, Improvement of Healthcare Delivery System for People with Asthma, Systems Changes in Schools and Child Care Centers, and Community Involvement and Environmental Awareness.
For more information, contact the Asthma Program at (919) 707-5213.
The North Carolina Asthma Program is an ‘official’ member of the Winning With Asthma: The Coach’s Asthma Clipboard Program developed through a collaborative effort between the Minnesota Department of Health Asthma Program and the Utah Department of Health Asthma Program. This 25 minute video program is developed for coaches, referees, and PE teachers.
The video program educates about asthma, informs how asthma affects an athlete’s ability to compete, and provides ways athletes can be helped with managing their symptoms. During the program, coaches, referees, and PE teachers will be asked to complete both pre- and post-tests and provide demographic information. Those who complete both tests and provide demographic information will receive reward items for completing the program.
The NC Asthma program offers a 1-2 hour training on the overview of asthma. The training is adjusted for the target audience and uses direct information from our asthma education curriculum.
Children under the age of 5 are of high priority within North Carolina, as is providing asthma education information to those who care for them. The child care providers curriculum (PDF, 5.5 MB) modules address asthma self-management education by providing direct information for child care providers.
The purpose of the curriculum is to provide a standardized method of providing asthma education to school nurses and other school professionals in North Carolina. The school nurses and professionals curriculum (PDF, 6.5 MB) is designed to be used by school nurses and other elementary and middle school professionals to train school staff to understand the needs of students with asthma.
Since the creation of the EPA Indoor Air Quality Tools for Schools (IAQ Tools for Schools) program in 1995, more than 26,000 schools across the nation have adopted IAQ management programs consistent with EPA’s guidance. The IAQ Tools for Schools program teaches schools how to identify, resolve, and prevent IAQ problems through low- and no-cost measures. The program explains IAQ management, facility planning and maintenance, financing, communications, and emergency response.
This half an hour training introduces your group to the new and improved resource guide. Participants in this training will receive direct assistance on the new design of the resource guide which provides useful asthma related information to all populations affected by asthma in North Carolina. The resource guide (PDF, 5.5 MB) can be used in its entirety or as individual educational materials/handouts on asthma related topics.