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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 94,000 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

Montana Asthma Advisory Group Meeting
When: December 5th, 9:00am- 12:00pm
Where: Helena, MT/Conference Call
Full Agenda

The Montana Asthma Advisory Group meets three times a year to network with partners and share news about the work being done by the Asthma Control Program and all of our partners throughout the state to improve the lives of Montanans living with asthma. This group is comprised of healthcare and public health partners, as well as passionate members of the public. If you are interested in joining the MAAG or attending a meeting, please contact BJ Biskupiak.   


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.