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 (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
version (PDF, 163 KB)
version (PDF, 178 KB)
Homes Poster (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.
of Asthma in Wisconsin 2010(PDF, 8.1 MB) - This
document represents an updated summary of Wisconsin asthma
surveillance data. Like its predecessor, the Burden of Asthma 2007,
this report represents the cumulative efforts of a range of statewide
partners to comprehensively describe the current burden of asthma in
Wisconsin. The report will serve as the foundation for future asthma
surveillance activities and will be an essential tool for local and
statewide planning efforts to address asthma as a continuing public
health issue in Wisconsin.
of Asthma in Wisconsin 2007 (PDF, 6.8 MB) - This report summarizes
a variety of data on asthma including prevalence, associated costs,
disease management, emergency department visit and hospitalization
rates, and information about the number of deaths due to asthma.
* 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 asthma coalition:
- Asthma Facts
and Figures -
2009 - Chippewa (PDF, 83 KB)
Facts and Figures - 2009 - Dane (PDF, 85 KB)
Facts and Figures - 2009 - Fond du Lac (PDF, 83 KB)
Facts and Figures - 2009 - Fox Valley (PDF, 84 KB)
Facts and Figures - 2009 - Green Bay (PDF, 79 KB)
Facts and Figures - 2009 - La Crosse (PDF, 84 KB)
Facts and Figures - 2009 - Manitowoc (PDF, 83 KB)
Facts and Figures - 2009 - Marathon (PDF, 83 KB)
Facts and Figures - 2009 - Milwaukee (PDF, 86 KB)
Facts and Figures - 2009 - West Allis (PDF, 80 KB)
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August 30, 2012