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Asthma

sthma is a serious chronic disease of the lungs that is caused by swelling in the airways. Asthma cannot be cured, but can be controlled with proper care and treatment. People with asthma can live normal, active lives.

The Office of Health Data and Research manages the Mississippi Asthma Surveillance System, a federally-funded program to coordinate asthma control efforts in the state.

Congratulations to the following schools for receiving the 2012 Asthma Friendly School Award.


Lake Cormorant Elementary - Oxford, MS
School Nurse: Paula Gugert, RN

Pearman Elementary - Cleveland, MS
School Nurse: Mandy Wilburn, RN

Caledonia Elementary School - Caledonia, MS
School Nurse: Casey Clark

Parks Elementary - Cleveland, MS
School Nurse: Mandy Wilburn, RN

Hayes Cooper Center - Cleveland, MS
School Nurse, Mandy Wilburn, RN

Harper McCaughan Elementary - Long Beach, MS
School Nurse: Parma Rishel, MSN, RN

Asthma Resources

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Asthma Information

MSDH Asthma Program

About the Program

The MSDH Asthma Program is a federally-funded effort to coordinate asthma control efforts in the state, including:

  • Educating Mississippians about asthma
  • Determining the extent of the asthma problem in Mississippi
  • Reducing asthma incidence by partnership with the Asthma Coalition of Mississippi

Asthma Coalition of Mississippi

The Asthma Coalition of Mississippi organizes persons and groups interested in asthma control and education efforts. The Coalition, the American Lung Association of Mississippi, and MSDH have also developed the State Asthma Plan

Contact

MSDH Asthma Program
Office of Health Data & Research
570 East Woodrow Wilson Drive
Osborne 200
Jackson, MS 39216
601-576-7415 office
601-576-8168- fax

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