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Children and Asthma

How prevalent is Asthma in North Carolina? What are the rates among ethnic and economic groups? These are just a few of the questions answered by our new demographic fact sheets.

Demographic Fact Sheets

Managing Asthma Triggers in Residential Units

Many health conditions are affected by your home environment, such as respiratory infections and asthma. By maintaining a healthy home, you can create a safe place for you and your family to live.

Multi-Unit Housing Fact Sheets

Breathe Easies

Watch these public service announcements (PSAs) for kids and caregivers from the EPA and the Ad Council about asthma triggers and how to prevent attacks.

North Carolina Forum: Sustainable In-Home Asthma ManagementNorth Carolina Forum: Sustainable In-Home Asthma Management

The full slide set from this exciting day includes presentations from:

  • Federal partners (HUD, EPA, CDC)
  • NC success stories
  • Success stories from other states
  • Resources for technical assistance

Summary Report (PDF, 2.1 MB)
Presentation Slides (PDF, 6.7 MB)

What Does the North Carolina Asthma Program Do?

While North Carolina no longer has a CDC-funded Asthma Control Program, content experts in the NC Division of Public Health work with the Asthma Alliance of North Carolina to reduce the burden of asthma upon the citizens of our state by:

  • Tracking asthma-related disparities and key health outcomes through a statewide asthma surveillance system;
  • Building support for evidence-based interventions to reduce the burden of asthma. This may include working to improve health equity by addressing severe housing problems and other social determinants of health that contribute to asthma related health disparities;
  • Integrating evidence-based clinical, community, and home-based asthma interventions in the work of public health, clinical and community partners;
  • Increasing public awareness of the importance of reducing the burden of asthma and the need for supportive policies and environments;
  • Providing technical assistance and resources to help support local asthma coalitions;
  • Providing support and administration for the statewide asthma coalition, the Asthma Alliance of North Carolina (AANC).