DHS and Wisconsin Asthma Coalition
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Wisconsin Asthma Coalition
DHS partners with the Children’s
Health Alliance of Wisconsin to coordinate
the Wisconsin Asthma Coalition (WAC),
which has been in existence since 2001. The coalition is made up of a
dedicated group of over 280 members who are working to improve asthma
education, prevention, management and services and reduce the
disproportionate burden of asthma among disparately impacted populations.
Members have many opportunities to participate in WAC through the
Executive Committee, workgroups, WAC meetings and local asthma coalitions.
DHS' partnership with the Wisconsin Asthma Coalition
DHS provides CDC asthma funding to the Children's Health Alliance
of Wisconsin to coordinate WAC, integrate partnership activities, and
facilitate the maintenance and implementation of the Wisconsin Asthma
DHS asthma staff serve as
members of the WAC Executive Committee, Core Team, participate in various
workgroups and chair the environment/work-related asthma and surveillance
workgroups. DHS also provides evaluation support to the Coalition and the
many projects being conducted statewide.
Occupational Health Resources
Asthma in the Home: A Guide for Landlords and Tenants
P-45108 (PDF, 151 KB)- A brochure to educate landlords and tenants of rental properties
on basic asthma facts and statistics as well as common asthma triggers
found in the home, and to provide easy steps a landlord/tenant can
take to avoid/control these triggers
(PDF, 163 KB)
(PDF, 178 KB)
(PDF, 661 KB) -This poster could be used in a variety
of settings, including schools, day cares, public health departments,
community centers and clinician offices to initiate dialogue on
hazards in the home.
Wood Boilers - Guidance for local government and public health
officials on the use and regulation of outdoor wood boilers (OWBs).
Environmental Public Health Tracking - The program partners with
other agencies and organizations for health information data and
identifying environmental contaminants.
Asthma in Wisconsin (PDF, 1.1 MB) - Each year the Wisconsin
Occupational Health Surveillance Program releases a report to increase
awareness of hazards in Wisconsin workplaces. This year the focus is
on one specific occupational health illness - work-related asthma.
- The Burden of
Asthma in Wisconsin – 2013 P-45055 (PDF,
9.9 MB) - This comprehensive
statistical report about asthma in Wisconsin, is an update of our 2010
burden report. The report includes information on the following topics:
Who has asthma in Wisconsin
Factors associated with asthma
Who has asthma in Wisconsin
Asthma management and quality of life
Health care utilization for asthma
Asthma in government-funded programs
Meeting Healthy People 2020 Asthma Goals in Wisconsin
of Asthma in Wisconsin 2010 (PDF, 8.1 MB)
of Asthma in Wisconsin 2007 (PDF, 6.8 MB)
* Corrections for any errors found in the report since its publication
can be seen in this errata
sheet (PDF, 35 KB)
- Asthma in Wisconsin: Asthma Facts and Figures specific to each local
July 02, 2014