NEW: The Burden of Asthma in Florida, 2013
This report from the Florida Department of Health Asthma Program provides a comprehensive view of the burden of asthma in Florida. The report includes trends in asthma prevalence, disease impact, associated factors, health effects, environmental factors, clinical treatment, and education. The intent of this report is to highlight the burden of asthma in Florida and to assist stakeholders, policymakers, and other interested parties in their efforts to reduce this burden.
Asthma is one of the most common chronic diseases of children in the United States, the third leading cause of preventable hospitalizations, one of the leading causes of school absenteeism, and the leading work‐related lung disease. In addition, asthma incurs high costs in terms of the costs of care, lost workdays and productivity, and lower quality of life for persons with asthma and their families. For these reasons, asthma is a public health priority in Florida. The Florida Asthma Coalition (Coalition / FAC), established in 2009, works to improve asthma outcomes and reduce associated costs for Floridians.
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Do you want to stay involved in preventing and controlling asthma in Florida? Membership is open to any individual or organization interested in asthma prevention, education, and disease management. There is no cost for membership. Become a member by completing the Membership Form today!