ARIZONA ASTHMA COALITION

Rating: 4.73 stars   15 reviews

Issues: Health

Location: 7056 E Burnside Trl % Camille Tumolo Scottsdale AZ 85266 USA

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Rating: 5 stars  

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!

Will you volunteer or donate to this organization beyond what is required of board members?

Definitely

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

Will you tell others about this organization?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

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Rating: 5 stars  

4 people found this review helpful

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!

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

Participating in presentations and group meetings about budgetary issues impacting the asthma coaltion's efforts. I've also been able to learn about the history of environmental air quality regulation as it relates to today's laws.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

One time

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-4-01

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Rating: 4 stars  

4 people found this review helpful

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.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

utilizing their website and resources.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every six months

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-1-01

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Rating: 5 stars  

4 people found this review helpful

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!

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

I have learned a lot of valuable information with this coalition and believe it may help prevent and combat cases of asthma.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

One time

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-4-01

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Rating: 5 stars  

7 people found this review helpful

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.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

my work with a county coalition

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every six months

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-6-01

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Rating: 5 stars  

7 people found this review helpful

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!

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

I have been involved in the development of state wide meetings, advocating on the state level for improved air quality and interacting with state officials to help in the delivery and access of healthcare.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Increase membership of this organization. Develop relationships with large umbrella organizations that could help with fundraising. This would free up time to board members to work more on healthcare issues than fundraising.

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

working with dedicated individuals who are selfless about improving the lives of asthmatics.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

dedicated, intelligent and deeply concerned about asthmatics and improving the delivery of care of asthmatics for the State of Arizona.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

Develop programs to identify children with asthma and provide for more open access to healthcare to those who do not have the knowledge about asthma or services in the State of Arizona.

Ways to make it better...

I could spend more time developing programs to improve asthma outcomes rather than focusing on fundraising.

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

Fundraising in years of deep recession.

One thing I'd also say is that...

The mission of the AAC is to decrease deaths from asthma. This is a goal that is possible if only more people could be educated about asthma. This is why it is so important to support this coalition.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-6-01

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Rating: 4 stars  

5 people found this review helpful

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!

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

my professional life.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-6-01

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Rating: 4 stars  

12 people found this review helpful

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.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

A very successful conference with stellar reviews by participants.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-1-01

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Rating: 5 stars  

8 people found this review helpful

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.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

They developed Asthma Toolkits for physicians and other medical staff caring for patients with asthma. I have attended 5 asthma conferences sponsored by the Coalition

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-5-01

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Rating: 5 stars  

8 people found this review helpful

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!

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

This organization has provided tools to help me teach nursing staff at our children's hospital regarding the prevelance and morbidity of asthma in our state personally and nationwide. This organization has great resources for the public and school system

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

obtaining great tools to assist with my position as an asthma educator for staff and for children with asthma

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

kind, knowledgable, and driven to obtain the organization's goals

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

change the lives of so many children and adults affected with asthma!! More advertisements would be on tv and radio to educate the public about asthma. Also an increase of free educational materials to provide to hospitals and schools!

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-4-01

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