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Montana Asthma Control Program

The Montana Asthma Control Program is committed to improving the quality of life for all Montanans with asthma. To address the burden of asthma in Montana, the Asthma Control Program (MACP) was created in July 2007 with funding allocated by the MT State Legislature. The MACP was awarded additional funding in the form of 5-year competitive grants from the CDC’s National Asthma Control Program in 2009, 2014, and 2019. The program is housed within the Public Health and Safety Division (PHSD) of the MT Department of Public Health and Human Services (DPHHS).

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.

Asthma News

Asthma and COVID-19

During the coronavirus pandemic the MACP is following state guidelines and working with partners at the local, state, and national level to communicate consistent and accurate information with the public.

Montana state and local public health officials are monitoring the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) situation very closely.
Visit the Montana DPHHS Coronavirus website for information updated daily.
For information and resources on Asthma, Allergies, and COVID-19, please visit this page created by the Asthma Control Program.

Updated Asthma Data! 

Check out our Montana Asthma Data page for Montana asthma data and surveillance reports. 
The most recent surveillance details the level to which Montanan's are using alternative and complimentary medicine to treat asthma.   

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Upcoming events   

Webinar Conference ImageAAE's Becoming an Asthma Educator and Care Manager Course

When: May 20, 2021

Where: Virtual Conference

Additional details and registration information can be found on the training website.

Dedicated to teaching participants to holistically approach the education of patients and families with asthma. Care topics discussed are asthma prevalence, goals of therapy, pathophysiology, controlling factors that contribute to severity, pharmacotherapy, medical administration, monitor symptoms, co-morbidities, and optimizing education. The application of core topics is reviewed through interactive case studies.

Air quality resources

Visit 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.