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The Indiana State Department of Health Chronic Respiratory Disease Section (CRDS) works with several agencies and organizations in order to reduce the burden of asthma in Indiana.
American Lung Association
The American Lung Association (ALA) works to save lives by improving lung health and preventing lung disease through education, advocacy, and research. The Chronic Respiratory Disease Section partners with ALA on many projects to improve lung health for Indiana's citizens.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
The Chronic Respiratory Disease Section receives funding from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to conduct asthma surveillance, maintain and expand partnerships, implement a statewide comprehensive asthma plan, implement interventions to reduce the burden of asthma, and develop and implement an evaluation plan.
Fairbanks School of Public Health
Through a partnership with The Fairbanks School of Public Health (FSPH) at Indiana University, the Chronic Respiratory Disease Section works to provide asthma management and education about evidence-based policies that support asthma control.
Family Social Services Administration and Indiana Association for Child Care Resource and Referral
The Chronic Respiratory Disease Section partners with the Family Social Services Administration (FSSA) and Indiana Association for Child Care Resource and Referral (IACCRR) to provide online asthma training for child care providers.
Improving Kids Environments
Though a partnership with Improving Kids Environments (IKE), the Chronic Respiratory Disease Section works to reduce asthma triggers in the homes of children throughout Indiana.
Indiana Department of Education
In partnership with the Indiana Department of Education (IDOE), the Chronic Respiratory Disease Section conducts several trainings for school nurses each year. The trainings cover asthma basic for schools. For more information on these trainings, please visit our Schools and Childcare page.
Indiana Department of Environmental Management
The 5-Star Environmental Recognition Program for Child Care Facilities, a program created by the Indiana Department of Environmental Management (IDEM), ensures that child care providers have taken steps to reduce and eliminate hazards that can cause permanent, long term developmental problems in young children. The Chronic Respiratory Disease Section works closely with the Indiana Department of Environmental Management to promote environmentally healthy child care and ensure that effective asthma management is a part of the 5-Star recognition process.
Indiana Joint Asthma Coalition
The Chronic Respiratory Disease Section works to support state-wide coalition activities, through a partnership with The Indiana Joint Asthma Coalition (InJAC). The Indiana Joint Asthma Coalition provides school trainings, conferences, and assists in dissemination of current asthma information throughout Indiana.
The Chronic Respiratory Disease Section provides funding for the Asthma Call-Back Program at Parkview Health. This program provides a series of phone calls by an asthma health educator to check on an individual's health status. The program also provides home visits as needed to help reduce asthma triggers in the home, and assists individuals in receiving asthma medications at a reduced cost.