The Montana Asthma Home Visiting Program (MAP)

The Montana Asthma home visiting Program (MAP) provides free asthma education for people of all ages with uncontrolled asthma. Examples of topics covered in the curriculum are what asthma is, how to control your asthma, and how to avoid asthma triggers. The curriculum was developed based on medical guidelines and research from the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

The program includes 6 interactions with a trained healthcare provider over the course of one year. During these interactions participants receive:

  • Asthma education
  • Home environmental assessment to identify possible asthma triggers
  • Incentives like free spacers, HEPA air purifiers, and replacement HEPA filters
Click here to refer a patient or for self-referral to the Montana Asthma Home Visiting Program

Click on the referral icon to request more information from a MAP home visitor or to enroll yourself or a patient through the secure referral portal. The MAP is now available in all 56 counties! This includes virtual home visiting services for individuals living outside of the direct service area of the 9 current MAP sites.

MAP Site Locations

MAP services are provided by the following county health departments and health centers:

These 9 sites provide in-home visits across 24 counties, while virtual home visiting options are available in all 56 counties. 

Program Eligibility

Any individual with a current asthma diagnosis living in Montana. Individuals must have: 

  1. an emergency department visit, hospitalization, or unscheduled medical office visit for asthma
  2. an Asthma Control Test score of less than 20 in the last year.

*Montanans with asthma who do not meet these requirements are still eligible for MAP with a direct referral from their healthcare provider.

Results from before and after completing the asthma home visiting program:

This chart shows health outcomes before and after participating in the asthma home visiting program

Community Based Programs
Click the map below to learn about programs in your area to address other chronic health conditions, such as arthritis, diabetes, and pre-diabetes.

This is a map that shows the locations of all 11 home visiting sites, listed above in text.

Air Quality
Air pollution and poor air quality can be triggers for people living with asthma. For information about air quality and health impacts visit the  Air Quality and Health page. This website includes links to preparedness resources and advice on how to protect your health during poor air quality events.