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The West Virginia Asthma Education and Prevention Program (WVAEPP), through the aid of the Division of Health Promotion & Chronic Disease staff and other partners, is working to ensure that all of the state's asthma education and prevention organizations - from state government programs to non-profits - are working together to educate using the same message on -early diagnosis,  treatment per national clinical guidelines, improved instruction on using and the need for medication, education on recognizing and avoiding asthma triggers, and improving the quality of life for those affected by asthma.

WVAEPP is working to increase cooperation between asthma health-related programs and organizations throughout the state. By joining foces, our goal is to improve access to reliable information and resources while promoting education and improved adherence to the guidelines from the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) and the National Asthma Education and Prevention Program (NAEPP).

How can I learn more about Asthma efforts in West Virginia? 

  • Contact the WVAEPP to learn more and to see how you can help
  • Presentations and detailed asthma trainings offering continuing education units for nurses and respiratory therapists. To schedule a presentation on asthma or COPD, or to schedule a training, contact the WVAEPP today!
  • Join the West Virginia Asthma Coalition (WVAC). Participate with this volunteer group to raise awareness and work on specific activities that help those with asthma. Membership is free and we encourage the public and all healthcare providers to join us in our efforts. To find out more about the WVAC or to become a member click here.
  • Event calendar  find activities, events, and trainings in your area.
  • WV Asthma Updates a list of upcoming health screenings, trainings, and events. 

Click here for A Strategic Plan for Addressing Asthma in West Virginia 


How Can You Raise Awareness of Asthma?

Nominate Today!

Apply Today! Asthma Friendly Business Award The WVAC and WVAEPP are recognizing businesses, communities, and organizations in WV that focuses on the health and well-being of their employees and customers. 

Apply Today! The Asthma Friendly School Award Is your school asthma friendly? The WVAC and WVAEPP recognize schools in WV who are excelling in asthma care.


Learn More   

New Health Insurance Marketplace - Beginning October 1, 2013, Americans with Asthma will have a new way to find affordable health coverage - including many preventive services.

How to Manage Your Asthma Better - helpful tips and resources to improve your health

WV's Asthma Education for Coaches, PE Teachers, support staff, and student athletes. 

Are your Asthma or COPD Medications being discontinued by the FDA  some popular inhalers will not be made any longer - see the list for more details


Asthma Surveillance Data

Fact Sheets specific one page fact sheets on the identified priority populations in WV - children, adult women, seniors (>64 yr), and individuals of low socio-economic status (SES). These groups suffer more from asthma. 

Burden Report  read the latest chapter issues on asthma surveillance for West Virginia.


Keep Up with the WVAEPP and WVAC 

Follow us on our BLOG at http://wvasthma.wordpress.com

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Health Tips and Resources  

COPD - its not asthma, but you can have both diseases. This page talks about how its diagnosed, the medications to treat, and other helpful information

Tips From Former Smokers Campaign - learn why you should avoid tobacco smoke - there many health benefits and you could save a lot of money

FLU Updates - CDC's site on seasonal flu virus. Please view the West Virginia Immunization Program's website http://www.wvflu.org/ for specific information for WV. 

Medication Assistance Programs - Most Pharmaceutical Drug Companies offer deep discounts, and coupons for asthma and other medications for free for those who qualify. Look under our Links tab for more information.  


Health Care Law and Asthma Data Reporting

Affordable Care Act - About the New Law

Asthma Data Reporting  - in 2010 changes to the Uniform Data System (UDS) Reporting Requirements for Federally Qualified Health Care Centers (FQHC) occurred. New Asthma tracking measures have been added - click here for more details (PowerPoint).  


AEPP Disclaimer 

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Website last updated on Feb 18, 2014 by Cynthia Keely 





















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