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 Coalitions to Address Asthma               >>> One-pager

National Heart Lung and Blood Institute, National Asthma Education and Prevention Program

Resources for developing coalitions http://www.nhlbisupport.com/asthma/coalitioncorner/
Network of asthma coalitions
Projects Funded to work on disparities in asthma http://hin.nhlbi.nih.gov/ast_maps/awardee.html

Links to State and Regional Coalitions

Arizona -- DC-ALA -- Chicago Asthma Consortium -- Chicago Asthma Blueprint in PDF format -- Idaho -- Mid-Atlantic Regional Initiative -- Michigan Coalitions-ALA -- Minnesota-ALA -- Oregon Asthma Network -- San Francisco Bay Area -- Texas Gulf Coast Asthma Coalition -- Dallas Asthma Coalition -- Washington State Asthma Coalition-ALA

Allies Against Asthma is a program funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation to develop coalitions bringing together clinical and public health approaches to asthma. The principal focus is on improving management of asthma for individual patients. Eight communities received awards for planning projects. The project also includes a component for environmental and health policy initiatives. http://www.rwjf.org/app/rw_about_our_grantees/rw_gra_npo_detail.jsp?id=ZAP

The University of Michigan sponsors a web site that explains the project at http://www.asthma.umich.edu/

The University of Kansas sponsors a web site of tools for community coalition building at http://ctb.ukans.edu/services/AlliesAgainstAsthma/
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