DPH: Statewide Asthma Partnership


 Statewide Asthma Partnership 
 

The Statewide Asthma Partnership (SAP), which is a collaborative multi-sector partnership, was established in 2014. Members of the partnership come from a variety of sectors within the health field bringing expertise from their respective sector. This partnership works to expand the concept of comprehensive asthma control services to CT residents, help prepare communities support those with asthma, ensure that people with asthma have better control of their asthma and have a better quality of life and develop an asthma state model that has fewer disparities in asthma care and better health outcomes.


 Statewide Asthma Partnership Member Roles and Responsibilities

  • Attend quarterly meetings
  • Serve on a workgroup for a one-year term
  • Communicate with other members as well as with CT DPH Asthma Program staff
  • Identify needs for training, mentoring, and continuing education
  • Members may lobby for asthma related legislative proposals however, state employees cannot lobby. The Asthma Program staff can provide facts and surveillance data.
CT DPH Asthma Program Staff Roles and Responsibilities
  • Provide facts based on current data and best practices standards of care to all partners
  • Coordinate workgroup activities and meetings including documenting meetings and facilitating group discussions
  • Communicate the program's priorities
  • Address partners' needs for training, mentoring, and continuing education


Statewide Asthma Plan
{State plan cover} A Collaborative Effort for Addressing Asthma in Connecticut 2013-2018-This new Connecticut State Asthma Plan (Plan) builds on the implementation of past plans since 2003 and incorporates internal and external opportunities that were not available or included in the 2009–2014 Plan.


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Below there are links to learn about wellness policies in schools and advocacy groups:

CT School Wellness Policies-Learn about school wellness policies in CT
 
Allergy & Asthma Network (Mothers of Asthmatics)-Learn about different advocacy efforts

Connecticut Commission on Children-Learn about this commission

 
 
 
   




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