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Action Against Asthma A Strategic Plan for the Department of Health and Human Services May 2000

Action Against Asthma
A Strategic Plan for the Department of Health and Human Services

May 2000

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Table of Contents

Prologue   Pdf Versionpdf file (23KB ) 
Executive Summary  Pdf Versionpdf file (28KB )

Overview pdf versionpdf file (1828 Kb)

Epidemic of a Chronic Disease
The Science of Asthma
The Challenge of Asthma
DHHS Capacity to Address Asthma
Secretary’s Initiative on Asthma

Priorities for Investment over the Next Five Years pdf versionpdf file  (8867 Kb)

Determine the Causes of Asthma and Develop Interventions To Prevent Its Onset
Reduce the Burden of Asthma for People with the Disease
Eliminate the Disproportionate Burden of Asthma in Minority Populations and Those Living in Poverty
Track the Disease and Assess the Effectiveness of Asthma Programs

Conclusionpdf versionpdf file (2430 Kb)
Specific Recommendationspdf versionpdf file (70 Kb)
Referencespdf versionpdf file (52 Kb)

Appendices

Appendix A: Agencies Participating in the DHHS Asthma Workgroup   pdf versionpdf file (18.5KB)
Appendix B: Participants in the DHHS Asthma Workgroup  pdf versionpdf file (29.0KB)
Appendix C: Summary of the Guidelines for the Diagnosis and Management of Asthma  pdf versionpdf file (26KB)
Appendix D: Asthma and the Environment: A Strategy to Protect Children, Executive Summary, A Report of the President’s Task Force on Environmental Health Risks and Safety Risks to Children  pdf versionpdf file (64KB)
Appendix E: Summary of DHHS Asthma Programs  pdf versionpdf file ( 108KB )
Appendix F: Asthma Programs Outside of DHHS  pdf versionpdf file ( 28KB)
Appendix G: Healthy People 2010 Objectives; Chapter 24: Respiratory Diseases  pdf versionpdf file (202KB)
Appendix H: Clearing the Air: Asthma and Indoor Air Exposures Executive Summary, A Report of the Institute of Medicine  pdf versionpdf version (71KB)


Tables

Table 1. Healthy People 2010: National Goals for Asthma

Table 2. Action Against Asthma: Urgent Needs Top Priorities for Investment


Figures

Figure 1. Prevalence of Asthma: Number of People

Figure 2. Prevalence of Asthma: Rates by Age

Figure 3. Deaths Due to Asthma

Figure 4. Asthma Death Rates by Race

Figure 5. Asthma Hospitalization Rates by Race


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