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History of the National Capital Asthma Coalition

About NCAC:

Launched in 1999 as a campaign, NCAC evolved into a 501(c)(3) nonprofit alliance of public and private member organizations that functioned as a major resource for asthma education and institutional collaboration until NCAC ceased operation at the end of 2007. NCAC's organizational structure included five committees (Policy, Education, Health Services, Environment, and Data) that planned and implemented initiatives and special events in coordination with NCAC’s staff. NCAC's monthly e-newsletter provided ongoing updates to members and other interested parties.

Mission:

To establish a sustainable system of care that will reduce asthma morbidity and mortality and improve quality of life for individuals who have asthma. 

Timeline:

2007
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NCAC launches Managing Asthma and Allergies in DC Schools Program.

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NCAC's Policy Committee reaches milestone with enactment of the Student Access to Treatment Act of 2007 (DC Law 17-107) (PDF: 42 KB/6 pages).

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NCAC's Health Services and Quality Committee's DC Asthma Action Plan receives endorsement from DC Department of Health.

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NCAC teams with University of District of Columbia team to launch in-home asthma and integrated pest management program.

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NCAC highlighted in article on new Robert Wood Johnson Foundation pediatric asthma Web site

2005-2006
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NCAC staff co-author articles on coalition processes in April 2006 Health Promotion Practice journal supplement, which chronicles the evolution of the seven RWJF-funded Allies Against Asthma coalitions.

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NCAC conducts 80+ asthma workshops and health fair exhibits each year for 6,000+ individuals and Physician Asthma Care Education (PACE) Seminars for clinicians.

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NCAC conducts two Bilingual Asthma Fairs in DC's Mount Pleasant area each serving more than 230 Latino residents.

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NCAC completes initial phase of a multidisciplinary collaborative disease management project.

October 2004

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National Capital Asthma Coalition, formerly the DC Asthma Coalition (DCAC), incorporates and receives 501(c)(3) nonprofit charitable status from IRS.

2002-2004

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NCAC secures three-year RWJF implementation grant in 2002 with matching grant pledged by DC Department of Health to implement a comprehensive DC-wide asthma strategy.

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NCAC forges agreement with the DC Department of Health's (DOH) DC Control Asthma Now Program and engages NCAC's committees in action plan to implement DOH's 2004 Strategic Plan for Addressing Asthma in DC.

2001

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DC Childhood Asthma Campaign becomes DC Asthma Coalition and secures one-year RWJF planning grant.

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DCAC launches Web site and conducts school nurse seminar, World Asthma Day health fair, and community focus groups.

2000

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The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) issues request for applications, and key institutions agree to single funding application from DC as DC Asthma Coalition (DCAC).

1999

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Key community players recognize DC's asthma epidemic.

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Group receives Glaxo Wellcome grant for part-time staff.

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Partners launch DC Childhood Asthma Campaign on June 30.

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