Asthma Resource Links
Minnesota Asthma Coalition
The Minnesota Asthma Coalition (MAC) was created through collaboration between the Minnesota Department of Health and the American Lung Association of Minnesota. The MAC brings together individuals and groups to work on asthma in a collaborative approach by promoting awareness, prevention and culturally sensitive education, ensuring access to state-of-the-art-care, and providing monitoring, analysis, and dissemination of information. A network of nine regional asthma coalitions has been set-up across Minnesota, to provide support for local asthma awareness and prevention efforts throughout the state. You can contact your region's MAC by clicking on the link and choosing the region where you live.
NACI In the Know eNewsletter
NACI In the Know, a quarterly eNewsletter by the National Heart Lung and Blood Institute's National Asthma Control Initiative loaded with valuable strategies, resources, and networking opportunities to advance asthma best practices. Sign up and make sure to tell your family, friends, and others interested in the asthma arena about this valuable new source of information.
ASHP is a national professional association that represents pharmacists who practice in hospitals, health maintenance organizations, long-term care facilities, home care, and other components of health care systems. This website provides a listing of pharmaceutical company's information and process to obtain asthma medications for "free" (or small co-pay) for indigent asthma patients.
Live Smoke Free
Live Smoke Free is ANSR's smoke-free apartments and multi-housing program that assists landlords in adopting smoke-free policies for their entire building, including individual units. Live Smoke Free also assists tenants in finding solutions to secondhand smoke exposure in their rental units.
Live Smoke Free is funded on a grant from the Minnesota Department of Health with a focus area on the Twin Cities metro area. Live Smoke Free's website contains sections for apartment landlords/managers, tenants, and community organizations (such as public health, attorneys, social justice groups, etc.). It also features the Smoke-Free Housing Directory.
CDC-Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Department of Health and Human Services
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is recognized as the lead federal agency for protecting the health and safety of people - at home and abroad, providing credible information to enhance health decisions, and promoting health through strong partnerships. CDC serves as the national focus for developing and applying disease prevention and control, environmental health, and health promotion and education activities designed to improve the health of the people of the United States.
Asthma Education For Childcare And Preschool Staff
(video and guide book)
A comprehensive multimedia training course and resource guide for those working with young children who have asthma in preschools, childcare centers, and family childcare homes.
Get A Head Start on Asthma
This web-based educational program was created by the School of Nursing at the University of Minnesota to be a useful resource for parents and teachers of preschool children with asthma, especially those of Urban Head Start Programs. This program addresses a variety of literacy needs by including the information in written and spoken formats. Information is available in English, Spanish, and Hmong. A variety of professionals have found this information useful, including emergency department staff, daycare and Head Start sites for underserved families, school nurses, hospital staff, and asthma educators.
Asthma Information in American Sign Language
DeafMD, is an innovative website providing accurate, concise, and valuable health information in American Sign Language to the Deaf & Hard of Hearing population. The website includes a video of someone providing the information in American Sign Language as well as a written script.
This website was developed with assistance from the Centers for Disease Control and the National Institutes of Health, and DeafMD’s team of healthcare providers, linguists, and educators who translated this complex information into ASL.
The United States Environmental Protection Agency protects human health and the environment and works for a cleaner, healthier environment for the American people. EPA develops resources to share information about asthma, environmental asthma triggers and comprehensive asthma management.
Environmental Protection Agency Asthma website:
- English: http://www.epa.gov/asthma/index.html
- Spanish/Español: http://www.epa.gov/espanol/saludhispana/asma.htm
National Heart, Lung & Blood Institute: Asthma Education
Visit the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute's astma site. There are great links on the following asthma topics: What Is, Causes, Who is at Risk, Signs & Symptoms, Diangosis, Treatments, Living With, Children, Prevention, FAQS.
Hennepin County Medical Center
Hennepin County Medical Center (HCMC) is a level 1 trauma center located in downtown Minneapolis. This link connects you to their new patient and provider information resource listing of their asthma materials.
Items can be ordered in quantities or printed by downloading the PDF. All items are available in English or Spanish. Both items are very user friendly and complete.
Center for Disease Control: National Center For Health Statistics
New Asthma Estimates: Tracking Prevalence, Health Care, and Mortality.
The most recently available national data on asthma gathered by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS), are presented. Note that only crude rates are presented to show the actual burden of asthma among subgroups of the population. Includes fact sheets and printable data.
The Children's Asthma Education Centre
The Children’s Asthma Education Centre is a program of the Department of Pediatrics and Child Heath at the Children’s Hospital of Winnipeg. The CAEC provides education to children and their families and develops and assesses new strategies for education. Information on this website refers to services and medications available in Canada but the overall educational pieces are the same regardless of country logistics.
Noattacks.org –“I feel like a fish with no water”
This new public information campaign, sponsored by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and produced by the Ad Council, plans to build awareness on how to reduce Americans' exposure to indoor asthma triggers. To speak with an Asthma Information Specialist, please call (800) 315-8056, Monday - Friday, between 9 a.m. and 8 p.m. EST.
Minneapolis Children’s Hospitals & Clinics
Children’s is the largest pediatric health organization in the upper Midwest. PDF formatted information is available in multiple languages and specifically covers asthma basics, medications and potential triggers. Be sure to check out the other pages on asthma.