The Asthma Coalition of Mississippi (ACM) was established in 2005 by the ALA in conjunction with the MSDH. The Asthma Coalition consists of over 500 individuals representing more than 200 organizations throughout the state. ACM members include physicians, nurses, parents, governmental agencies, respiratory therapists, health educators, persons living with asthma and others who are concerned about controlling asthma. Mississippi has nine public health districts. Asthma Coalitions were formed specifically for each district. Each of these local coalitions feeds into Mississippi's statewide asthma coalition. This structure allows a more geographically diverse representation, and has been a highly effective alternative to forming a large, singular statewide group.
Purpose of ACM
To bring together people in Mississippi who have an interest in asthma, both at the state and regional level.
Improved quality of life among Mississippians with asthma.
To promote education, prevention, and management of asthma throughout the State of Mississippi.
- Reduce asthma hospitalization rates
- Eliminate asthma disparities in all public health districts in Mississippi
- Reduce impact on people with asthma
- Increase provider education and patient education
- Encourage the use of Patient-specific Asthma Action Plans
- Assist in the implementation of the Mississippi State Asthma Plan
The coalitions are as follows:
- Northwest Asthma Coalition of Mississippi (NW-ACM)
- Northeast Asthma Coalition of Mississippi (NE-ACM)
- Delta Asthma Coalition of Mississippi (D-ACM)
- Tombigbee Asthma Coalition of Mississippi (T-ACM)
- West Central Asthma Coalition of Mississippi (WC-ACM)
- East Central Asthma Coalition of Mississippi (EC-ACM)
- Southwest Asthma Coalition of Mississippi (SW-ACM)
- Southeast Asthma Coalition of Mississippi (SE-ACM)
- Coast Asthma Coalition of Mississippi (C-ACM)
State Asthma Plan
The Mississippi State Asthma Plan is the result of a collaborative effort and a coordinated process involving input from stakeholders and interested partners across the state.