Like you, COVID-19 is in the forefront of our minds, too. AAC encourages you to maintain healthy habits such as frequent handwashing, staying home when sick, covering coughs, and cleaning common areas. We encourage you to access these three key resources for updated information:
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
We need your help
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.
Health Literacy Conference
Applying Health Literacy to Improve Health Outcomes
Sign up for Arizona’s first health literacy conference and walk away with the tools to help you in your daily work and to improve your organization’s patient interactions, programs, communication, and strategies.The Health Literacy Conference is now available at no charge because we have some scholarships available. Please use this code when registering:
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