The Alliance serves as a committed leader and partner in asthma initiatives including:
Visit the Wisconsin Asthma Coalition page for more information.
Asthma is a chronic lung disease characterized by inflammation of the airways. Asthma symptoms include wheezing, chest tightness, cough and shortness of breath. A variety of factors are known to trigger asthma attacks (exacerbations) including:
In most cases we do not know what causes asthma and we do not know how to cure it, but we can control it through four components of care:
Asthma is common, deadly, expensive and disruptive. However, it is controllable and Wisconsin is making some progress. See the impact of asthma in Wisconsin infographic for details.
View our asthma resources.
For more information, please contact Kristen Grimes, at (414) 337-4569.
Emergency department visits for asthma spike in early spring and early fall due to increased respiratory infections and high counts of pollen and fungi.
Unraveling the Complexities of Asthma Education
July 28 - 30
Lung FORCE Expo
More information to come