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Registration is Open for Wheezing & Sneezing in the Desert, November 5, 2022

The Arizona Asthma & Allergy Conference provides education and networking for clinicians and anyone who cares for patients living with asthma and allergies. This educational activity is designed for practicing pediatric and adult primary care providers, asthma specialists (pulmonologists and allergists), pediatric and family nurse practitioners, physician assistants, respiratory therapists, pharmacists, nurses, school nurses, quality assurance leaders, case managers, MAs, students, and anyone else involved in the care of people with asthma and allergies. CMEs and CEUs will be offered for providers including physicians, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, and nurses.

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WEBINAR: Asthma and the Relationship with Pet Allergies

August 3, 2022, 12:00 – 1:00 PM

Presenter: Gabriel Ortiz, MPAS, PA-C, DFAAPA

The Arizona Asthma Coalition provides education and networking for clinicians and anyone who cares for patients living with asthma and allergies. AAC is collaborating with Thermo Fisher Scientific in bringing you this free educational opportunity!

This educational activity is designed for practicing pediatric and adult primary care providers, asthma specialists (pulmonologists and allergists), pediatric and family nurse practitioners, physician assistants, respiratory therapists, pharmacists, nurses, school nurses, quality assurance leaders, case managers, MAs, students, and anyone else involved in the care of people with asthma and allergies.

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The Stock Inhaler Program in Arizona: Updates and Future Directions by Ashley Lowe, PhD, MSPH

Stock Inhaler Program Updates

Stakeholders, researchers at the University of Arizona , and Arizona state- and county- health departments across Arizona have worked for the past 10 years creating the Stock Inhaler for Schools Program. The program was designed and implemented after HB 2208, “Stock Inhalers for Schools” was passed by the Arizona State Legislature and a subsequent regulation by the State Board of Education. Please contact stockinhaler@email.arizona.edu for more information regarding this program in Arizona.

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Please contact stockinhaler@email.arizona.edu for more information regarding this program in Arizona. 


[WEBINAR] Managing Student Asthma in School During COVID-19

Recording Now Available

The Arizona Department of Education in partnership with the University of Arizona Pediatric Pulmonary Center and the Arizona Asthma Coalition hosted a webinar on February 2nd for School Nurses and School Health Office Staff. View the recording of the webinar here.

You can also download the presentation slides here.

Following your viewing of the webinar, please complete the webinar evaluation here. Your feedback is important to help us plan future professional development offerings.


Working to End the Sale of Flavored Tobacco Products

Arizona Asthma Coalition is proud to support Flavors Hook Kids Phoenix to help take down flavored tobacco for good and protect Phoenix youth and communities of color. 

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Who We Are


The Arizona Asthma Coalition (AAC) is a statewide partnership founded in 1996 to address the growing and serious problems related to asthma in Arizona. Due to an increasing concern about asthma in Arizona and therefore a significant increase in asthma-related activities, we became a nonprofit 501(c)3 organization in November of 2008.

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Asthma Burden


Asthma is a common chronic respiratory condition that affects millions of Americans across the age span on a daily basis. In Arizona, it is estimated that more than 1 million residents have asthma. Asthma can be a life-threatening condition – almost 100 Arizona residents die every year due to asthma. 

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JOIN THE coalition

More than ever before, we need your support! Our Coalition needs to remain strong so we can target support for better services and improved quality of life for Arizonans living with asthma.

 

School Inhaler Program

A new state law in 2017, House Bill 2208, and subsequent Arizona School Board of Education ruling now make it possible for public, private and charter schools to administer emergency Albuterol inhalers. This evidence-based program is modeled on a 2-year pilot program in Tucson that demonstrated a 20% reduction in 911 calls and a 40% reduction in emergency transports. Click here to learn more, enroll your school, and download a toolkit and checklist for implementation.

SIRC Challenges of Childhood Asthma: Policies and Programs

The Southwest Interdisciplinary Research Center - SIRC has released a collection of videos from their Fall Issue Forum, SIRC Challenges of Childhood Asthma: Policies and Programs. 

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How to Become AE-C Certified

The National Commission for Certifying Agencies (NCCA) granted accreditation to the NAECB for demonstrating compliance with the NCCA Standards for the Accreditation of Certification Programs. NCCA is the accrediting body of the Institute for Credentialing Excellence. Are you aware that many employers acknowledge certifications that have attained NCCA accreditation? Some give bonus pay and some will pay for the AE-C certification and/or recertification. This may be something you can discuss with your employer to see if it applies to you!

To learn more on how to become an AE-C, go to www.naecb.com or you may contact them by phone 877.408.0072 or email: info@naecb.org.

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One of the ways you can support the Coalition is by donating. Your gift is 100% tax deductible and will allow us to continue our mission.

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About the Coalition

As a nonprofit partnership since 1996, AAC has worked together with concerned stakeholders including public health, environmental quality, managed care, education, individual physicians and nurses, hospitals, foundations, families and other colleagues.

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azasthmacoalition@gmail.com
480-447-6978

Arizona Asthma Coalition

Attn: Lisa Rascon

Peds Pulmonary Center

1501 N. Campbell Ave.

PO Box 245073

Tucson, Arizona 85724


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