Alabama Asthma Coalition (AAC) Mission Statement
To improve the quality of life for those living with asthma in Alabama through education, advocacy, surveillance, and partnerships.
AAC Vision Statement
We strive to increase asthma awareness, initiate positive change, improve asthma management and outcomes then inspire others to act.
The AAC, formed in 2008, brings together stakeholders from across the state. These stakeholders include Respiratory Therapists, Nurses, School Nurses and Staff, Physicians, Social Workers, Community Organizations, Industries, and multiple government agencies. The AAC wrote the 2009 Alabama Asthma State Plan, and holds meetings or conference calls on a quarterly basis to plan and discuss progress achieved on the state plan. If you would like to join the AAC please contact a member of the Asthma Program staff.
- Healthcare: The Healthcare Committee of the AAC promotes training and educational resources for healthcare providers in Alabama, increasing the knowledge and use of NHLBI guidelines for the diagnosis and management of asthma. The Committee's ultimate goal is to reduce healthcare utilization and morbidity associated with asthma in Alabama.
- Education and Outreach: The Education and Outreach Committee of the AAC develops strategies and interventions to improve the asthma friendliness of homes, childcare centers, schools, and workplaces by improving awareness and increasing knowledge about asthma and asthma triggers.
- Advocacy and Policy: The Advocacy and Policy Committee of the AAC will identify, evaluate, and promote effective policy, systems, and environmental change that will positively impact individuals living with asthma in Alabama.
Environmental interventions (indoor and outdoor air quality) are addressed in all coalition committees.
None to report at this time.
Coalition Members Publications
- Journal of Asthma and Allergy Educators: Medication Administration and Aerosol Therapy
- President’s Task Force on Environmental Health Risks and Safety Risks to Children
- National Academy and Affiliated State Chapters Support Pediatricians in Improving Asthma Care, Leading to Better Guideline Adherence and Disease Control, Fewer Acute Episodes
Page last updated: April 9, 2017