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The Asthma Guidelines At-A-Glance pocket sized flip chart is now available in Spanish!
This resource for health care providers was designed by the TACP and Texas Health Steps to be a clinical tool that summarizes the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute National Asthma Education and Prevention Program Guidelines for the Diagnosis and Management of Asthma. Un Vistazo a las Pautas Sobre el Asma was translated by DSHS Language Services and may be the only Spanish translation of the national asthma guidelines in existence. A pdf is available for download from the Educational Materials page and limited number of printed copies will be distributed to the Health Service Regions’ offices across the state.
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
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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