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The Montana Asthma Control Program

The Asthma Control Program at the Montana Department of Public Health and Human services is committed to improving the quality of life for all Montanans with asthma.

Living with asthma

You might be one of almost 82,000 people in Montana who have asthma. Learning more about your asthma can help you take control; with well-controlled asthma, you can live a full, active life and experience few troubling symptoms. 

One key component of asthma control is proper inhaler technique. Another is working with your team of health care professionals, including school nurses, pharmacists, and your primary care provider. 

If your child has asthma, you may have access to an asthma home visiting program in your area to help you learn more about what his or her triggers are and how to avoid them. Other community programs to help with conditions such as diabetes and arthritis may also be available.

Upcoming events

AAE Half Day Review Course- April 12th
Mark your calendars! The Montana Asthma Control Program is hosting the half day Becoming an Asthma Educator and Care Manager Course in preparation for medical professional interested in taking the Certified Asthma Educator Exam. The half day course will be held on April 12th in conjunction with the Montana Society for Respiratory Care Conference in Billings. 4 CE contact hours are available for nurses, respiratory therapists, and pharmacists. Registration is only $50 before March 31 and $70 after. The fee is waived for IHS and CHC providers. Register for your spot today!      

MACP Asthma Webinar: Environmental Triggers- April 25th

Montana Asthma Advisory Group Meeting- May 2nd
Help guide the efforts of the Montana Asthma Control Program and discuss current asthma related topics with medical professionals and public health partners. The next Montana Asthma Advisory Group Meeting is scheduled to be held in Helena and via conference call on May 2nd, 2019. Attendees wishing to participate in person, may join the Montana Asthma Control Program staff in conference room C205 of the Cogswell Building in the Capitol Complex. The meeting will take place from 9AM-12PM. A meeting agenda will be sent out in April. Please RSVP to BJ Biskupiak if you plan to participate in person or through the conference line.

Air quality resources

Check out the Montana Dept of Public Health and Human Services website devoted to air quality resources to learn about staying healthy during poor air quality days all year round.