Who We Are
Improving asthma care and quality of life for people who have asthma.
That all people in Minnesota who have asthma will have healthy environments and will be able to enjoy active lives because their asthma is well-controlled.
The MDH Asthma Program works with partners across the state from healthcare systems, local public health, schools, businesses, nonprofit organizations and communities with the goal to improve outcomes and quality of life for people who have asthma in Minnesota. The MDH Asthma Program works to foster communication and collaboration with existing partners and looks for opportunities to establish new connections and partners statewide.
Minnesota is one of 24 state, territorial, and municipal partners that currently receives funding and technical support from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s National Asthma Control Program. Since 1999, the MDH Asthma Program has maintained an asthma surveillance system to better understand and describe the impact of asthma. We’ve worked with partners to create asthma-friendly indoor environments and developed resources and tools for people living with asthma to increase their ability to self-manage their asthma through collaborative partnerships with health professionals.
Anne Kukowski, Program Manager
Kathleen Norlien, Environmental Research Scientist
Kelly Raatz, Communications & Program Planner
Susan Ross, RN Clinical Advisor
Minnesota Department of Health
Golden Rule Building
85 E. 7th Place, Suite 220
PO Box 64882
St. Paul, MN 55164-0882
Telephone Number: 651-201-5909 or firstname.lastname@example.org