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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Asthma Research, Health

Mission: Asthma awareness, advocacy and education

Programs: Held 8th annual asthma clinical conference on 092014 attended by 130 mds, nurse practitioners, respiratory therapists, health plan administrators and nurses. Provided asthma education to 80 caregivers at quarterly coalition mtgs.

taught class at phoenix bioscience high school on the impact of air quality on asthma. Participated in stakeholder meetings at the arizona department of environmental quality in support of epa proposed clean power standards.

participated in maricopa county air quality department clean air campaigncollaborated with the arizona department of health services other agencies to co-chair the chronic lower respiratory disease health improvement plan

collaborated with the american lung association on its chronic lower respiratory disease coalition

published two newsletters

Community Stories

15 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Board Member

Rating: 5

This coalition assists with providing tools for a range of asthma advocates such as physicians, school nurses, daycare providers, respiratory therapists, and families affected by asthma. The yearly conference shares a wealth of knowledge for all providers and educators on current guidelines and ideas on how to become successful with asthma education & care provided at schools to clinic settings. As a mother of a child with asthma, I appreciate all the hard effort, passion, and care that all the board members & volunteers of this coalition provide. I highly recommmend anyone to join this coalition to help fight asthma in Arizona!

4

Volunteer

Rating: 5

The Coalition has a thoughtful and dedicated leadership that is serving Arizona to attempt to promote awareness about the triggers for asthma in the community and interventions to avoid these triggers. Great work!

4

Volunteer

Rating: 4

The Arizona Asthma Coalition (AAC) has been a valuable partnership for our Tobacco Asthma Coalition. They have provided us with the resources, technical assitance and guidance with coalition activities such as the Asthma Camp and the Wind Advisory Flag program. We truly appreciated all that you do to improve the quality of life for Arizonans living with asthma through education and awareness.

4

Volunteer

Rating: 5

The Arizona Asthma Coalition serves such a wonderful cause and continues to help educate health professionals seek ways to better improve the health of our communities. I feel priviledged to have become a part of this coalition. They will continue to serve our communities and keep us informed on the latest evidenced-based research. Great job!

7

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Having a state asthma coalition has greatly helped our local county coalition not "reinvent the wheel". Because of the AAC we have up-to-date news on legislative and policy issues and access to useful user friendly tools and resources online.

7

Board Member

Rating: 5

The Arizona Asthma Coalition is a very special nonprofit organization. It is made up of physicians, Residency Directors, pediatricians, certified asthma educators, nurses, parents of asthmatics, state officials,health plans, industry and many concerned citizens who want to improve the delivery of healthcare and the lives of asthmatics. All of these individuals work tirelessly and pro bono to educate and advocate for asthmatics. This organization has worked to: develop public awareness programs, develop educational toolkits for healthcare providers and parents, advocate and pass legislative acts and develop outreach programs to improve the identification of children with asthma. This organization actually delivers the goods!The State of Arizona does not have a department targeting asthma despite spending over a 100 million dollars a year on healthcare dollars on asthma. This coalition is the one organization where parents, concerned citizens and providers can go to, to find information and access the people who have the knowledge on how to improve asthma outcomes. The AAC helps to identify resources of information and people who are working on advocacy issues and delivery of services. Each year the AAC puts on a state wide meeting where national thought leaders discuss outstanding issues in asthma. This meeting is always well attended and brings together the many counties of Arizona to help improve and educate concerned providers about asthma, whether it is about adherence to medications or access to healtcare. The AAC fosters building relationships to cast a large net to help as many asthmatics as possible. This coalition is valuable because it gives voice to the voiceless!

5

General Member of the Public

Rating: 4

Although my involvment was short-lived, I could see that this group was very inclusive of diverse groups with a vested interest in improving quality of life and access to services for patients (especially children) with asthma in our state. Most impressive to me was how informed the group was from a political stand point. One area of improvement for the group would be to be more open to new and fresh ideas!

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Board Member

Rating: 4

A venue for collaboration among diverse groups all devoted to improving asthma care and education throughout AZ, the AAC is an outstanding and effective organization.

8

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I am a professional who works in the area of asthma management. These conferences provided valuable information to the community to improve the overall management of asthma.

8

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I appreciate the resources and knowledge gained from becoming a member of the Arizona Asthma Coalition. This coalition has the intregity, drive, and goals to obtain high results for improving quality of life for people living with asthma in Arizona and for preventing deaths!