The Montana Asthma Advisory Group

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.  

The next MAAG meeting will take place virtually on May 14th, 2020. Please contact the Montana Asthma Control Program if you would like more information. 

Partner Success Stories

We are proud to share the work our partners do to increase the quality of life and care for people living with asthma in Montana. Here are some highlights to provide examples of what they do every day around Montana.

  • December 2019: The Montana Department of Public Health and Human Services (DPHHS) announced on Friday, December 13, 2019 its notice of intent to begin enforcing Emergency Rules that temporarily restrict the sale of flavored e-cigarette products in Montana. Enforcement of the Emergency Rules began on Wednesday, December 18, 2019 at 1:00 pm. The Department’s intent is to enforce the rules for a period of 120 days from this date ending April 15, 2020. For more information on vaping and pulmonary disease visit dphhs.mt.gov/publichealth/mtupp/vapingpulmonarydisease
  • September 2018: Thanks to our partnerships with the Association of Asthma Educators, Skaggs School of Pharmacy, and the network of certified asthma educators serving as mentors, we have  59 certified asthma educators across the state of Montana! Congratulations, everyone, for your hard work and the perseverance required to take this very difficult exam.
  • September 2017: The University of Montana Skaggs School of Pharmacy helped support an event testing lung function in Seeley Lake after an intense wildfire season. Lung function tests can tell you and your health care team how well your lungs work and find potential lung problems.

Materials from past meetings

Below are minutes from previous advisory group meetings.Inquire about meeting materials at asthmainfo@mt.gov. Agendas from 2016 and older are archived, and can be provided upon request.