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Enterovirus D68 (EV-D68) Resources for Parents
Almost all of
the CDC-confirmed cases of EV-D68 infection this year have been among
children. Many of the children had asthma or a history of wheezing.
Many parents continue to be worried about the outbreak and want
information about what they can do to prevent illness and protect
themselves and their families. The Centers for Disease Control and
Prevention (CDC) has developed information and resources for parents
Below are CDC resources about EV-D68 developed for parents:
Wisconsin Asthma Program
The Wisconsin Department of Health Services has
been conducting asthma surveillance activities since 1992 and asthma
interventions since 1994. Since 2001 the Wisconsin Asthma Program has
expanded its activities under a cooperative agreement with the U.S. Centers
for Disease Control and Prevention. In 2003, the Wisconsin Asthma Plan was
adopted to provide the blueprint for addressing asthma as a public health
priority, and lists the prioritized goals, objectives, and activities
recommended for statewide action to reduce the burden of asthma in Wisconsin.
The Wisconsin Asthma Program serves as both staff and member to
the Wisconsin Asthma Coalition, which has been accomplishing many of its
goals through various activities addressed within the Wisconsin Asthma
Maintain and expand asthma surveillance efforts
Facilitate implementation of the Wisconsin Asthma Plan
Prioritize and implement public health interventions
Build local capacity to identify, evaluate and
To achieve these goals, the program will continue to
conduct surveillance, maintain and enhance partnerships and implement
priority interventions identified in the Wisconsin Asthma Plan.
Wisconsin Asthma Plan
Asthma Plan 2009-2014 (exit DHS; PDF, 5.5 MB) was approved by the DHS
Secretary and the Wisconsin Asthma Coalition in May of 2009. The overarching
goals of the plan are:
Expand and improve the quality of asthma education,
prevention, management and services, and
Decrease the disproportionate burden of asthma in
disparately impacted populations.
The plan addresses all persons with asthma, regardless of gender, age,
race/ethnicity or geographic area. Priorities for key environments in
which persons with asthma spend significant amounts of time, such as homes,
schools and workplaces, are included.
Summary: Wisconsin Asthma Plan 2009-2014 (exit
DHS; PDF, 413 KB)
Wisconsin Asthma Plan 2003
(PDF, 2.7 MB)
Executive Summary: Wisconsin
Plan 2003 (PDF, 303 KB)
CDC National Asthma Control Program
Asthma Control Program Grantees and Non-funded Asthma Contacts - Map
and listing by state.
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October 15, 2014