The Department of Health Services (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 affected populations in Wisconsin. 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 the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (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 Plan.
DHS asthma staff serve as members of the WAC Executive Committee and 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.