View the National Heart, Lung, and Blood
Advisory Council Asthma Expert Working Group's
Draft Needs Assessment Report for Potential Update of the Expert Panel
Report-3 (2007): Guidelines for the Diagnosis and Management of Asthma,
of Childhood Asthma: Lessons for Building a Better System of Care,
a report from the Urban Institute released in April 2014, highlights
findings from a qualitative exploratory study about asthma care for
low-income African American and Latino children age 4–14 in Washington,
DC. It describes three major problems: (1) poor communication among
caregivers, providers, and other stakeholders;(2) inadequate access to
both the quality and quantity of care needed to manage a child's asthma;
and (3) scarce long-term support to address both the social-emotional
and financial burdens created by managing a chronic childhood illness.
State of the Air 2014 report
from the American Lung Association. In addition to city rankings and trend charts, you can type in
your zip code to see the grades in your county, city, and state.
Voluntary Guidelines for Managing Food Allergies released by the
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to help parents
and administrators and staff of schools and early care and education
to develop or strengthen plans for food allergy management and prevention.
Journal of Asthma article reports that caregivers rarely use proper technique when giving their child asthma
medication, putting their child at risk for poor outcomes, according to
new research from The Children’s Hospital at Montefiore. For
on using asthma medications and devices, visit
Resources for Families from IMPACT
National Health System.
A recent CDC study
environmental tobacco smoke (ETS), even in small amounts, adversely
affects children with
The analysis of 2003-2010 data from the National Health and Nutrition
Examination Survey showed that more than half (53.3%) of nonsmoking
children aged 6 to 19 years with asthma were exposed to ETS. Among
children with asthma 6 to 11 years of age, ETS exposure was associated with most adverse
Regional Asthma Data
Need local data? Partners?
Health Matters!, a one-stop
resource for online access to asthma and other community health
indicators. The portal also facilitates collaborations among
and researchers. The portal is maintained by the District of Columbia
Collaborative, a data-driven collaborative of local D.C. hospitals and
Federally-Qualified Health Centers.
Community Health Needs Assessment for the District of Columbia
identifies asthma, along with
health, substance abuse, and sexual
health, as priority areas for improving the health of D.C.'s
residents. The report, sponsored by the District of Columbia Healthy
was conducted by the RAND Corporation.
Asthma Surveillance in DC Emergency Departments: 2002-2011. Data for
children, adults, and seniors
Data Brief: CDC's "Trends
Prevalence, Health Care Use, and Mortality in the United States,
2001–2010" (May 12, 2012).
Asthma State Profiles
detail the burden
of asthma in the 36 states and territories funded by CDC’s National
Asthma Control Program.
Hospitalizations in the National Capital Region, 2004-2006 (PDF:
10 pages/798 KB) developed collaboratively by the District of Columbia Department of
Health and the Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene.
Data and Reports
Signs: Secondhand Smoke.
No level of secondhand smoke (SHS) exposure is safe. SHS kills more than
400 infants and 41,000 adult nonsmokers every year....About 2 in every 5
children (including 7 in 10 black children) are exposed to SHS. Call
1-800-QUIT-NOW or go to
for free help, if you or someone you know smokes and wants to quit.
Asthma Data Brief
in Asthma Prevalence, Health Care Use, and Mortality in the United States,
2001–2010" (May 12, 2012).
Prevalence, Health Care Use, and Mortality: United States, 2005–2009
(PDF: 15 pages/221 KB)
Asthma in Children Data Fact Sheet (PDF: 4 pages/211 KB) (DC
Department of Health, 2009)
Asthma in Older Adults Fact
Sheet (PDF: 4 pages/272 KB) (DC Department of Health, 2009)
Facts (PDF: 314 KB/2 pages) (U.S. Environmental Protection Agency,
(National Center for Health Statistics)
Disponible en Español aquí
(PDF: 130 KB/2 pages) (U.S. Environmental Protection Agency,
Asthma Outcomes Workshop report from NHLBI and NIH recommends
standard definitions and data collection methods for asthma studies
(March 5, 2012).
State of Childhood Asthma and Future Directions: Strategies for Implementing
Pediatrics supplement, March 2009, with recommendations from the
Merck Childhood Asthma Network Conference.
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