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 seven 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 going to the link and choosing the region where you live.
This material has been selected to provide the latest asthma diagnosis and management information for clinicians, including; practitioners, nurses, respiratory therapists, and pharmacists. It is designed to promote sharing of information in standardized formats between all disciplines involved in asthma management. Information has been approved by the CDC and DOH, using NHLBI guidelines.
Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) - Asthma Program
The EPA supports scientific research to investigate links between factors in the environment and asthma. They strive to make sure doctors and other health care providers and their patients have access to the latest science about how the environment can affect asthma symptoms. EPA provides information about common asthma triggers and recommendations for reducing exposure to them. This website also provides links and information on how to order EPA asthma related materials.
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.
Smoke Free Homes
Smoke Free Homes is a comprehensive, national effort to train pediatric clinicians in brief, effective methods to reduce children's secondhand smoke exposure through parental smoking cessation and harm reduction.
The Allies Against Asthma Resource Bank is a centralized database for sharing information about resources, tools and materials that may be useful to coalitions and community programs addressing asthma, including:
- Materials to educate individuals about asthma
- Resources to help implement asthma intervention programs
- Evaluation/survey instruments to measure asthma-related activities or outcomes
- Materials to assist community coalition efforts
REPORTS: Key Clinical Activities for Quality Asthma Care
Recommendations of the National Asthma Education and Prevention Program
NATA Issues Asthma in Athletics Position Statement
Recognition, Prevention, and Management of Asthma in Athletics
Certified athletic trainers (ATCs), as well as other allied health care professionals, are in a unique position to help coaches, parents and athletes, recognize, prevent and manage asthma. The National Athletic Trainers’ Association (NATA) has issued its first ever position statement on Management of Asthma in Athletics which will appear in its entirety in the September issue of the Journal of Athletic Training. NATA offers recommendations for ATCs and other health care professionals on these pages.
MinnesotaHelp.Info - Senior Link
MinnesotaHelp.Info - Senior Link offers comprehensive programs to help cover costs for low-income, uninsured or underinsured patients. You can e-mail questions or comments to the Senior LinkAge Line® at email@example.com or call 1-800-333-2433.
Global Initiative for Asthma
The Global Initiative for Asthma was created to help health care professionals and public health officials around the world reduce asthma prevalence, morbidity, and mortality. It prepares scientific reports on asthma management and prevention, encourages dissemination and adoption of the reports, and promotes international collaboration on asthma research.
The Global Strategy for Asthma Management and Prevention Workshop is a joint effort of the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute and the World Health Organization.
Publications are available from the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, Bethesda, Maryland USA 20892 and the Global Initiative for Asthma Secretariat, Department of Respiratory Diseases, University Hospital, Ghent, Belgium.
National Association of School Nurses: Issue Brief
Self-Administration of Rescue Inhalers for Asthma in the School Setting (2011)
Virtual Hospital - University of Iowa
Virtual Hospital is a digital health sciences library created in 1992 at the University of Iowa to help meet the information needs of health care providers and patients. The goal of the Virtual Hospital digital library is to make the Internet a useful medical reference and health promotion tool for health care providers and patients. The Virtual Hospital digital library contains thousands of textbooks and booklets for health care providers and patients. Asthma is one of many areas covered under this on line program.
The Virtual Hospital digital library also delivers Continuing Education (CE) to health care provider's offices and homes in a clinically relevant context at their convenience, thereby making CE more effective and efficient.