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Important Facts for Asthma Management

Definition

Results of Asthma Call-Back Survey

Numerator

Estimated number of persons with asthma who answered "yes" to a given question

Denominator

Estimated number of persons with asthma

Why Is This Important?

Asthma prevalence is at historically high levels and is one of the most common long-term diseases of children. While asthma cannot be cured, people with asthma can live full and active lives when the disease is controlled.

Healthy People Objective: Reduce the proportion of persons with asthma who miss school or work days

U.S. Target: RD-5.1: children aged 5 to 17 years with asthma who miss school days to 48.8 percent. RD-5.2: adults aged 18 to 64 years with asthma who miss work days to 26.7 percent.

Other Objectives

'''Healthy New Jersey 2020 Objective AS-4a''': Reduce the proportion of children attending school or preschool with asthma who miss days because of asthma to 42.4%. '''Healthy New Jersey 2020 Objective AS-4b''': Reduce the proportion of adults aged 18 years and older with asthma who miss work days or limit usual activities because of asthma to 26.5%. '''Healthy New Jersey 2020 Objective AS-5a''': Increase the proportion of children aged 0-17 years with asthma who have ever received an asthma action plan or asthma management plan from a health professional to 66.5%. '''Healthy New Jersey 2020 Objective AS-5b''': Increase the proportion of adults aged 18 years and older with asthma who have ever received an asthma action plan or asthma management plan from a health professional to 45.6%. '''Healthy New Jersey 2020 Objective AS-6a''': Increase the proportion of children aged 0-17 years with asthma who have ever been advised by a health professional to change things in the home, school, or work to improve their asthma to 53.3%. '''Healthy New Jersey 2020 Objective AS-6b''': Increase the proportion of adults aged 18 years and older with asthma who have ever been advised by a health professional to change things in the home, school, or work to improve their asthma to 50.5%.

What Is Being Done?

The NJDOH funds the [http://pacnj.org/ Pediatric/Adult Asthma Coalition of New Jersey] (PACNJ) to act as a statewide clearinghouse for asthma programs and services. NJDOH has partnered with key stakeholders within the state to create an Asthma Strategic Plan to serve as a coordinated statewide planning guide. The [https://nj.gov/health/fhs/chronic/asthma/ Asthma Awareness and Education Program] (AAEP) provides information on asthma for consumers and health professionals. The Occupational Health Service has a [https://www.state.nj.us/health/workplacehealthandsafety/occupational-health-surveillance/work-related-asthma/ Work-Related Asthma Program] that provides information to workers and employers about prevention of asthma in the workplace. State law (Statute Amendment 18A:40-12.3) requires school districts to allow students to carry and administer their own asthma medication. The law further requires both public and non-public schools to provide and maintain at least one nebulizer for students with asthma.
The information provided above is from the Department of Health's NJSHAD web site (https://nj.gov/health/shad). The information published on this website may be reproduced without permission. Please use the following citation: " Retrieved Tue, 23 July 2019 12:14:59 from Department of Health, New Jersey State Health Assessment Data Web site: https://nj.gov/health/shad ".

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