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    Texas Asthma Control Program
    MC 1945
    PO Box 149347 Austin, Texas 78714-9347
    1100 W. 49th Street, RM T-402.8
    Austin, TX 78756

    Phone: (512) 776-2710
    Fax: (512) 458-7254


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May is Asthma Awareness Month

May is Asthma Awareness Month

The chronic lung disease of asthma affects over 25 million people living in the United States, including 1 in 11 children. In Texas, more than 2 million people have asthma, including 1 in 11 children. It causes 3 in 5 people living with asthma to limit their physical activity or miss days of school and work. Asthma is also expensive, costing the nation $56 billion each year. Texas asthma hospitalizations cost more than $658.5 million in 2012.

May 5th is World Asthma Day

On World Asthma Day and throughout May, people with asthma and organizations dedicated to asthma control and education join together to increase awareness about asthma and improve the lives of all people with asthma everywhere.

Need ideas for getting out the word about asthma in your community?

Check out the Centers for Disease Control and Environmental Protection Agency toolkits:

CDC - World Asthma Day - Asthma Awareness Toolkit
May is Asthma Awareness Month | Asthma | US Environmental Protection Agency


Welcome to the Texas Asthma Control Program (TACP) 

The TACP is located within the Chronic Disease Branch, Health Promotion and Chronic Disease Prevention Section at the Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS). In collaboration with other state organizations and community partners, the TACP strives to improve the quality of life for Texans living with asthma. Activities include conducting asthma surveillance, supporting and promoting state and local partnerships, promoting policies that address and improve asthma outcomes, funding effective interventions that increase asthma self-management and reduce the burden of asthma in Texas, and evaluating activities to guide the use of program resources and interventions.

 

TACP - Mission

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  • Reduce the severity of asthma symptoms
  • Decrease preventable asthma morbidity
  • Decrease the number of emergency department hospital visits and deaths due to asthma in Texas
  • Improve the quality of life for Texans living with asthma

Many individuals and organizations in Texas are committed to ensuring proper asthma care and management for our population, have worked for many years and continue to work to prevent and reduce poor outcomes and improve the quality of life for Texans with asthma.  Our appreciation and recognition is extended to the many asthma champions in Texas.

 Texas Asthma Control Program
Texas Department of State Health Services
PO Box 149347
Austin, Texas 78714-9347 

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Click the images below for materials from the Texas Asthma Control Program
 
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Asthma Control Plan


Sign up for Texas Asthma News Alerts

Looking for a way to stay up-to-date on asthma related news? Sign up for our Texas Asthma News Alerts information list. For more information or to sign up, click here.

 

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Last updated April 17, 2015