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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

MACP Asthma Webinar: Home Solutions-Asthma and Allergies with Barb Allen, MS

Thursday, April 25th, 2019
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM MDT

Please join my meeting from your computer, tablet or smartphone.
https://global.gotomeeting.com/join/125919341

You can also dial in using your phone.
United States (Toll Free): 1 866 899 4679 <tel:+18668994679,,125919341>
United States: +1 (312) 757-3117 <
tel:+13127573117,,125919341>
Access Code: 125-919-341

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 (MAAG) 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 Helena at the Cogswell Building in room C205. The meeting will take place from 9:00 am - 12 pm. A meeting agenda can be found on the MAAG site. Please RSVP to BJ Biskupiak if you plan to participate in person. 

GoToMeeting Conference Call
Please join the meeting from your computer, tablet or smartphone. https://global.gotomeeting.com/join/436307157

You can also dial in using your phone.
United States (Toll Free): 1 866 899 4679
United States: +1 (571) 317-3117
Access Code: 436-307-157

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.