AAFA’s Community Health Interventions to Advance Self-Management of Asthma (CHI-ASMA) project is backed by a five-year, $1 million grant from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The CHI-ASMA project aims to help people with asthma improve asthma control. This will reduce asthma rates and deaths.
CHI-ASMA programs will focus on serving people who are at-risk for asthma. These groups include:
The CDC’s National Asthma Control Program (NACP) works to help Americans with asthma have better health and improved quality of life. The program funds states, territories, cities, school programs, and non-profits. Funding helps these organizations improve tracking asthma rates and trends. Programs funded by the NACP provide training for health professionals and education for people with asthma.
Through CHI-ASMA, AAFA will work with partners to promote NACP asthma strategies and interventions (known as EXHALE and CCARE).
CDC’s EXHALE Strategies to Control Asthma include:
Controlling Childhood Asthma and Reducing Emergencies (CCARE) is a new objective from the CDC that used EXHALE strategies. The goal is to prevent 500,000 emergency room visits and hospital stays due to asthma by Aug. 31, 2024.
CHI-ASMA will work to improve community health by:
AAFA continues to develop education and resources for the CHI-ASMA project. The resources below are from our lung infections campaign. Learn how to protect yourself and others from the flu, COVID-19 and pneumonia.
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Adults with asthma, or parents managing their child’s asthma:
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Community or public health workers, media and other organizations:
If you would like to work with AAFA on CHI-ASMA or other projects, please contact us.