Hawaii Asthma Control Program
The Hawaii State Asthma Control Program (HSACP) has been funded since 2002 by the National Asthma Control Program through a cooperative grant from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The HSACP has developed evidence-based activities in order to meet the needs of Hawaii communities throughout the state, focusing specifically on surveillance, infrastructure, and interventions.
Together with its partners, HSACP:
- Expands quality asthma management initiatives for children in rural areas through school-based health centers;
- Promotes awareness and action around air quality and asthma in VOG-affected areas;
- Improves asthma identification and management practices in emergency departments, physician offices, schools and the community;
- Reduces exposure to asthma triggers, such as cockroaches and tobacco smoke, among residents in public housing by increasing awareness of the link between environmental triggers and asthma;
- Engages community partners and stakeholders to identify gaps in the delivery of asthma-related programs and services in order to improve Hawaii’s existing asthma system of care; and
- Develops, manages, tracks, and analyzes a uniform set of asthma health status indicators that are derived from a variety of sources (e.g. hospitals, insurers, DOH), while accommodating state and local asthma-related data needs through the expansion of the existing Comprehensive State Asthma Surveillance System.
For more information on HSACP’s partners, please see the links below: