The summer months are time for vacations, camps and visits with family and friends. Although the season is ripe with opportunities to spend more time outdoors and on vacation, it can also present unique challenges for Georgians living with asthma.
The Georgia Department of Public Health (DPH) and the Georgia Department of Community Health (DCH) are working together with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to improve asthma control.
In 2013, the Georgia Asthma Control Program (GACP) established the Strategic Plan for Addressing Asthma in Georgia to improve asthma management and advance policy and systems changes that benefit Georgians of all ages living with the condition.
As a parent to a child with asthma, ensuring they have access to their asthma medication is a constant priority.
The Georgia Department of Public Health (DPH) has been awarded approximately $3 million over the next five years to reduce asthma in Georgia.
When nearly a dozen children in the Augusta area died from asthma attacks in a period of just two years, Kitty Hernlen knew she had to act.
2013 was a year of considerable progress for public health in Georgia, particularly on some of the key priorities identified by the Georgia Department of Public Health (DPH). But the state still faces many challenges for the new year.
Originally published May 20, 2013
Originally published Aug. 29, 2011
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