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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 a half day Asthma Educator Review 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. CEs will be available for course participants. More information will be made available soon.    

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 via Skype video conference call on May 2nd, 2019. Attendees in Helena, may join the Montana Asthma Control Program staff at a location to be determined. 

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.