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Montana Asthma Home Visiting Program

The Montana Asthma home visiting Program (MAP)

The Montana Asthma home visiting Program (MAP) provides free asthma education for children and their families in their homes. 

Examples of topics covered in the curriculum are what asthma is, how to control your asthma, and how to avoid asthma triggers. The curriculum was developed based on medical guidelines and research from the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Feel free to review the curriculum.

Learn more about the program by reading articles that were published in the Helena Independent Record and The Missoulian, or by contacting Sonja Tysk at stysk@mt.gov

Scroll down to see where MAP sites are located and who is eligible to participate.

This chart shows health outcomes before and after participating in the program. For example, before the program, only 43% of children had missed no school due to asthma in the last 6 months. After the program, 78% of children had missed no school.

Where are MAP sites located?

Currently, MAP services are available through the health departments in:

These 11 sites cover 19 counties, visible in blue on the MAP below. 

Click the map to learn about programs in your area to address many chronic health conditions, such as arthritis, diabetes, and pre-diabetes.

This is a map that shows the locations of all 11 home visiting sites, listed above in text.

Who is eligible for the program?

Any child aged 0-17 years with a current asthma diagnosis within a service area who has had either:

  1. an emergency department visit, hospitalization, or unscheduled medical office visit for asthma, OR
  2. an Asthma Control Test score of less than 20 in the last year.

However, children who do not meet these requirements are still eligible for MAP with a direct referral from their healthcare provider.

Complete this referral form and then send it to the asthma home visitor in your area. This brochure has contact information for all 11 sites.

For MAP Service Providers: 

This tutorial on using the data collection system is for your reference. A text-only transcript is also available.