Wisconsin Asthma Program

About Us

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 Plan.

For more information, click on the links to the left.

Our Priorities

  • Maintain and expand asthma surveillance efforts
  • Facilitate implementation of the Wisconsin Asthma Plan
  • Prioritize and implement public health interventions for asthma
  • Build local capacity to identify, evaluate and implement actions
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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 Guide to Asthma-Friendly Schools

The purpose of this document is to provide guidance to Wisconsin schools on ways to help students better manage their asthma. It is meant to assist school staff to better recognize asthma symptoms, reduce asthma triggers, and educate students on asthma self-management through various guides, handouts, and posters.

Asthma-Friendly Schools (P-01113) (PDF, 2.6 MB)


Wisconsin School Nurse Survey Results

The Wisconsin Asthma Program and the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction have developed a survey for school nurses. The survey identified a need for better asthma care and management in the school setting. The full results are presented here and will help Wisconsin to become more asthma friendly.

School Nurse Survey Results (PDF, 1.6 MB)

Last Revised: May 25, 2016