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.
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.
For information and resources on Asthma, Allergies, and COVID-19, please visit this page created by the Asthma Control Program.
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.
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 webinar: Asthma Follow-Up Care and Co-Management
When: August 5th, 2020 @ 12:00 p.m.
Where: Virtual Webinar
Join us for a webinar with Dr. Barbara Yawn, MD, MSc, FAAFP, Asthma Follow-Up Care and Co-Management. Access webinar at: https://global.gotomeeting.com/join/742485117
AAE’s National Asthma Educator Certification and Re-certification Review Course
When: September 18-19, 2020
Since 2000, the National Asthma Educator Certification Board has offered licensed health care professionals the opportunity to become certified asthma educators. The Association of Asthma Educator’s National Asthma Educator Certification and Re-certification Review Course will help you prepare to sit for the National Asthma Educator Certification Exam by providing an in-depth review of asthma education based on the National Asthma Educator Certification Exam matrix.
Additional details and registration information can be found on the training website.
The Montana Asthma Advisory Group
When: September 10, 2020
Where: Video Conference
The Montana Asthma Advisory Group, or MAAG, is a diverse team of stakeholders representing more than 25 agencies from across the state who meet regularly to provide guidance and advice on asthma control efforts statewide. Meeting and access details will be shared prior to the meeting. Please check back for more information.
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.