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Asthma Program Initiatives

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.

North Carolina Asthma Plan (2013-2018)

The North Carolina Asthma Plan (2013-2018)The North Carolina Asthma Plan (2013-2018) (PDF, 2.8 MB) is the most recent plan available. Until the Asthma Program is refunded, there will not be an updated Asthma Plan.

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.

Winning With Asthma: The Coach’s Asthma Clipboard Program

Winning with Asthma: The Coach's Asthma Clipboard ProgramThe 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 Asthma Education Curriculum for Child Care Providers

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 Asthma Education Curriculum for School Nurses and Other Elementary-Middle School Professionals

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.

EPA Tools for Schools and Asthma Triggers Training

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.

Resource Guide Training

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. NOTE: The resource guide has not been updated since 2013, and cannot be updated until the Asthma Program has funding to do so.






Updated: October 15, 2019