The Arizona Asthma Coalition serves as a catalyst to decrease the burden of asthma in Arizona through awareness, advocacy, education and collaboration.
Asthma is a major chronic disease, affecting the lives of more than 615,000 Arizonans.
Almost 100 Arizona residents die every year due to asthma.
More than 27,000 emergency department and hospital discharges were attributable to asthma in 2014 - estimated cost of this care was $115 million.
State legislature HB2208 and subsequent Arizona School Board of Education ruling now make it possible for public and charter schools to administer emergency albuterol inhalers. Now trained personnel at schools can easily provide quick relief medication to children with respiratory distress reducing 911 phone calls and keeping kids in school.
Arizona Asthma Coalition offers educational opportunities throughout the year for clinicians who care for patients living with asthma and for patients and families wanting to learn more.