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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.

The Mississippi State Department of Health Asthma Program, American Lung Association in Mississippi, Asthma Coalition of Mississippi, and School-based Asthma Management Program (SAM) would like to congratulate the following 2013-2014 Asthma friendly school recipients for their positive efforts in making the school environment healthy for students with asthma.

An Asthma Friendly School supports the academic success and health of its students by coordinating asthma care, providing training to all school staff on how to manage asthma in a school setting, providing emergency instructions for staff to follow in case of medical emergencies, having policies that allow students to self-carry and administer medications, completing needs assessments as well as implementing wellness and idling policies, implementing pest management programs, and other environmental education that may raise awareness and improve the school setting.

Again, Congratulations to all the winners! Excellent Work!


Cleveland Career Development and Technology Center – Cleveland, MS
School Nurse: Angela Campbell

Houlka Attendance Center – Houlka, MS
School Nurse: Chandra Warren

H.M. Nailor – Cleveland, MS
School Nurse: Angela Campbell

Harper McCaughan Elementary School – Long Beach, MS
School Nurse: Parma Rishel

Franklin Academy – Columbus, MS
School Nurse: Sharon Reifers

Simpson Central School – Pinola, MS
School Nurse: Jill C. Zattoni

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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Mississippi State Department of Health 570 East Woodrow Wilson Dr Jackson, MS 39216 866-HLTHY4U web@HealthyMS.com
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