Helpful Links

 

Florida Rx Card Partners with Florida Asthma Coalition

The Florida Asthma Coalition is excited to announce it's partnership with Florida Rx Card, a statewide discount prescription assistance program that is also partnered with the Florida Medical Association. The program works with clinics, hospitals, medical & health organizations, schools & colleges, early learning programs, and more to help reach the uninsured and underinsured in Florida to afford their prescription medications.  

Asthma Medication Price List for the Florida Asthma Coalition - Flyer

FAQ about the Florida Rx Card - Flyer

Breast Cancer Awareness and the Florida Rx Card - Flyer

"Allergic to High EpiPen Prices?" - Flyer

 

National Asthma Control Program - on Twitter!

The National Asthma Control Program launched a Twitter account to help us share asthma information with the entire Twitter universe. More importantly, Twitter will help us share information with you—our partners and stakeholders—and allow us to share your information on Twitter. Please help us  build a valuable following for our messages.

Follow @CDCasthma on Twitter to share #asthma control messages that save lives  http://1.usa.gov/1JW0BN9

Follow @CDCasthma on Twitter to help millions of people with #asthma gain control over asthma. http://1.usa.gov/1JW0BN9

 

My Asthma Wallet Card

Take some time to fill out the free My Asthma Wallet Card from the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute. This handy wallet card for patients includes information on common warning signs of an asthma attack and questions to talk to your doctor about. It also provides space to record your asthma action plan, peak flow, and medicines.

 

Recorded Webinars

Practical Evaluation Using the CDC Evaluation Framework

The National Asthma Control Program, in partnership with the Environmental Protection Agency, has created a four-part Webinar series on program evaluation basics. Nationally recognized experts present a general introduction to program evaluation; note challenges in conducting useful evaluations as well as methods for overcoming those challenges; and introduce the six steps of the CDC Framework for Program Evaluation using examples that are relevant to state partners of the National Asthma Control Program. Click the following link to begin the seminar series today:

A Webinar Series for Asthma and Other Public Health Programs

The following webinars raise awareness about best practices for treating asthma in the Emergency Department and providing self-management education and care coordination to prevent unnecessary hospitalizations and emergency department visits.  Each webinar is approximately 1 hour.  Click the links below and provide your information to view the recordings.

Securing Coverage for In-Home Asthma Care Services

Tracy Enger (U.S. Environmental Protection Agency), Amanda Reddy (National Center for Healthy Housing) Abby Hugill (U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development) Jill Bednarek (Healthy Living Branch, Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment)

18 February 2015

Learn more about the changing landscape of healthcare coverage and how to prepare your own organization for existing opportunities in sustainable financing.

Health Plan Strategies for Managing Asthma and Reducing Exposure to Environmental Triggers
America’s Health Insurance Plans (AHIP) is the national trade association representing the health insurance industry. AHIP, in partnership with the EPA, is collaborating in a multi-year initiative to identify and promote health plan best practices that align with the National Institute of Health’s EPR-3 asthma guidelines and that take into account the role of environmental triggers that affect asthma. This webinar featured health plans that have been successful in implementing culturally sensitive, comprehensive asthma management interventions and have been recognized for delivering environmental asthma management as part of their comprehensive asthma care services.

Transitioning Asthma Care from the Emergency Department (ED) to Prevent Repeat Visits
Hosted by: Florida Hospital Association Hospital Engagement Network and Florida Asthma Coalition
Recorded: July 18, 2013
Topics include:

  1. Findings from a survey of asthma management practices in selected Florida hospitals and EDs;
  2. Information about the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute’s Expert-Panel Report-3 (EPR-3) Guidelines for the Diagnosis and Treatment of Asthma; and
  3. Examples of how two Florida hospitals are taking a leadership role in ensuring asthma patients receive care coordination, self-management education and primary or specialty care for coordinated asthma management.

Optimal Asthma Treatment in the Emergency Department

Hosted by: Florida Hospital Association Hospital Engagement Network and Florida Asthma Coalition

Recorded: May 14, 2013

Topics include:

  1. Statistics about asthma emergency department visits and hospitalizations in Florida;
  2. Information about the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute’s Expert-Panel Report-3 (EPR-3) Guidelines for the Diagnosis and Treatment of Asthma; and
  3. Pharmacological aspects of asthma management.

Practical Evaluation Using the CDC Evaluation Framework

The National Asthma Control Program, in partnership with the Environmental Protection Agency, has created a four-part Webinar series on program evaluation basics. Nationally recognized experts present a general introduction to program evaluation; note challenges in conducting useful evaluations as well as methods for overcoming those challenges; and introduce the six steps of the CDC Framework for Program Evaluation using examples that are relevant to state partners of the National Asthma Control Program. Click the following link to begin the seminar series today: