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Indiana State Department of Health

Chronic Disease > Asthma Program > Partnerships Partnerships

The Indiana State Department of Health Chronic Respiratory Disease Section (CRDS) works with several agencies and organizations in order to reduce the burden of asthma in Indiana.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

The Chronic Respiratory Disease Section receives funding from the CDC in order to conduct asthma surveillance, maintain and expand partnerships, implement a statewide comprehensive asthma plan, implement interventions to reduce the burden of asthma, and develop and implement an evaluation plan.

Indiana Department of Education

In partnership with the Indiana DOE, CRDS conducts several trainings for school nurses each year. The trainings cover asthma basics, asthma medications, and how to handle an asthma emergency at school. For more information on these trainings, please visit our Schools and Childcare page.

Indiana Department of Environmental Management

The 5-Star Environmental Recognition Program for Child Care Facilities, a program created by the Indiana Department of Environmental Management (IDEM), ensures that child care providers have taken steps to reduce and eliminate hazards that can cause permanent, long term developmental problems in young children. The Chronic Respiratory Disease Section works closely with IDEM to promote environmentally healthy child care and ensure that effective asthma management is a part of the 5-Star recognition process.

Family Social Services Administration and Indiana Association for Child Care Resource and Referral

CRDS is currently partnering with the Family Social Services Administration (FSSA) and Indiana Association for Child Care Resource and Referral (IACCRR) to create an online asthma training for child care providers. More information on this training coming soon!         

American Lung Association

The American Lung Association (ALA) works to save lives by improving lung health and preventing lung disease through education, advocacy, and research. CRDS partners with ALA on many projects to improve lung health for Indiana's citizens.

Tobacco Prevention and Cessation Commission

The Tobacco Prevention and Cessation Commission (TPCC) became part of the State Health Department in 2011. Since then, TPCC and CRDS have worked to integrate tobacco reduction and protection from secondhand smoke exposure into asthma care.

Parkview Health

CRDS provides funding for the Asthma Call-Back Program at Parkview Health. This program provides a series of phone calls by an asthma health educator to check on an individual's health status. The program also provides home visits as needed to help reduce asthma triggers in the home, and assists individuals in receiving asthma medications at a reduced cost.

St. Mary's Health System

CRDS provides funding for an asthma management program at St. Mary's Health System. This program works to reduce emergency department visits and hospitalizations for people with asthma.