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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

The Montana Asthma Advisory Group will be meeting on Thursday, December 6, from 9 AM to 12 PM. You can attend in person in Helena or remotely via teleconference. Contact Sarah Brokaw for more information. 

The Montana Asthma Control Program will host the annual Big Sky Pulmonary Conference on February 7 to 9, 2019 at Fairmont Hot Springs. Registration will open in 2019. Please stay tuned for more information, and in the meantime, save the date!

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.