The Alabama Asthma Coalition (AAC)
AAC Mission Statement
To improve the quality of life for those living with asthma in Alabama through education, advocacy, surveillance, and partnerships.
AAC Vision Statement
We strive to increase asthma awareness, initiate positive change, improve asthma management and outcomes then inspire others to act.
If you are interested in becoming a member of the Alabama Asthma Coalition, please complete our membership application.
The AAC, formed in 2008, brings together stakeholders from across the state. These stakeholders include Respiratory Therapists, Nurses, School Nurses and Staff, Physicians, Social Workers, Community Organizations, Industries, and multiple government agencies. The AAC wrote the 2009 Alabama Asthma State Plan, and holds meetings or conference calls on a quarterly basis to plan and discuss progress achieved on the state plan. If you would like to join the AAC please contact a member of the Asthma Program staff.
- Healthcare: The Healthcare Committee of the AAC promotes training and educational resources for healthcare providers in Alabama, increasing the knowledge and use of NHLBI guidelines for the diagnosis and management of asthma. The Committee's ultimate goal is to reduce healthcare utilization and morbidity associated with asthma in Alabama.
- Education and Outreach: The Education and Outreach Committee of the AAC develops strategies and interventions to improve the asthma friendliness of homes, childcare centers, schools, and workplaces by improving awareness and increasing knowledge about asthma and asthma triggers.
- Advocacy and Policy: The Advocacy and Policy Committee of the AAC will identify, evaluate, and promote effective policy, systems, and environmental change that will positively impact individuals living with asthma in Alabama.
Environmental interventions (indoor and outdoor air quality) are addressed in all coalition committees.
Member roles and job descriptions.
The next coalition meeting is on February 4, 2014 from 9:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m. at the Bradley Lecture Center (Ireland Banquet Room) within the Children's of Alabama campus in Birmingham, Alabama.
The Alabama Asthma Program launched an Alabama Asthma Coalition group on Facebook for Coalition members. The page is designed to allow Coalition members to communicate with each other, exchange ideas, stay informed on the progress of the Alabama Asthma Program and to provide a forum for communication with the Alabama Asthma Program staff outside of regular meetings. Be sure and join us!
Coalition Members Publications