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The Wisconsin Asthma Program works with trusted organizations in your community to provide services that improve asthma outcomes. Using the CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) EXHALE strategy, we strive to lessen the burden of asthma for every Wisconsinite.

Asthma basics

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An asthma diagnosis can be scary. We’re here to help.


A pharmacist talks with an adult with a baby.

We work with partners to bring equitable, evidence-based asthma care to all.


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We compile data about the asthma burden people in Wisconsin face.

Asthma-Safe Homes Program

Houses on Burleigh Street in Milwaukee

Eligible families can take control of their asthma through education and home improvements.

Wisconsin Asthma Coalition

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Healthcare professionals and community members work side by side to reduce asthma disparities.

Wisconsin Asthma Plan

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A blueprint joining public health and health care advocates in the shared goal to improve asthma outcomes.

Asthma-Safe Homes Program earns national award

The Asthma-Safe Homes Program (ASHP), along with the Lead-Safe Homes Program, received the 2023 Secretary’s Award for Excellence in Healthy Homes from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. These programs provide healthier home environments for Wisconsinites through collaboration, health equity, and sustainability.

This is the second national award ASHP has received. The program currently holds the title as the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) National Asthma Management Award winner. Learn more about the Asthma-Safe Homes Program.

Partner resources

  • Environmental Kids Club—The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) provides environment-focused classroom resources and project ideas for kids in kindergarten through 12th grade.
  • Healthy Schools—Learn about efforts from the CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) to manage asthma in schools.

  • American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology—The professional membership association for respiratory care professionals and allied health specialists interested in cardiopulmonary care provides resources on allergies, asthma, and immune deficiency disorders.
  • American Academy of Pediatrics—The academy’s parenting website,, helps you:
    • Identify and avoid asthma and allergy triggers.
    • Manage symptoms.
    • Recognize and prevent asthma attacks.
    • Understand medications.
  • American Association for Respiratory Care—The professional membership association for respiratory care professionals and allied health specialists interested in cardiopulmonary care provides asthma resources.
  • American College of Allergy, Asthma, & Immunology—This clinical association promotes research, advocacy, and professional and public education.
  • MedlinePlus – Asthma—This resource from the National Library of Medicine provides information on asthma, including:
    • How it’s diagnosed.
    • Symptoms.
    • Treatment options.
    • Who is at-risk.
  • National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute—The institute’s “Guidelines for the Diagnosis and Management of Asthma 2007 (EPR-3)” outlines four essential parts of asthma care, including:
    • Assessment and monitoring.
    • Control of the factors that contribute to asthma’s severity.
    • Patient education.
    • Treatment with prescription drugs.

  • Allergy & Asthma Network—Find answers to your questions about how to reduce asthma and allergy symptoms, and how to prevent flare-ups.
  • Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America—Find information and resources from the leading national nonprofit organization for people with allergies and asthma.
  • CDC—The CDC’s National Asthma Control Program supports our goals to reduce:
    • Activity limits due to asthma.
    • Deaths.
    • Emergency room visits.
    • Hospitalizations.
    • Missed days at school or work.
  • CDC EXHALE Guidelines—The CDC’s National Asthma Control Program developed EXHALE, a set of six strategies that contribute to better asthma control through:
    • Education on asthma self-management.
    • X-tinguishing smoking and exposure to secondhand smoke.
    • Home visits to reduce asthma triggers and teach self-management.
    • Achievement of guidelines-based medical management.
    • Linkages and coordination of care across settings.
    • Environmental policies or best practices to reduce asthma triggers from indoor, outdoor, or occupational sources.
  • Healthy People 2030—As the prevention agenda for the United States, Healthy People 2030 sets data-driven national objectives to improve health and well-being.
  • Maternal and Child Health Library—Use this professional guide to find a selection of current, high-quality resources about asthma in kids and adolescents, including asthma’s prevalence and its impact on:
    • Communities.
    • Homes.
    • Schools.
  • Region 5 Air and Radiation Division—The EPA Region 5’s Asthma Program helps people manage their asthma throughout:
    • Illinois.
    • Indiana.
    • Michigan.
    • Minnesota.
    • Ohio.
    • Wisconsin.

  • Green and Healthy Schools Wisconsin—Learn about resources to create a green and healthy school that benefits kids with asthma.
  • Healthy School Environments—This EPA site provides one-stop access to programs and resources that help prevent and resolve environmental issues in schools.
  • National Association of School Nurses—This specialty nursing nonprofit represents school nurses and works to improve the health and educational success of children.
  • Tools for Schools—This comprehensive EPA resource helps schools maintain a healthy environment by identifying, correcting, and preventing air quality issues.

For more information, contact the Wisconsin Asthma Program.


Last revised June 5, 2024