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Indiana State Department of Health

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The mission of the Indiana State Department of Health (ISDH) Chronic Respiratory Disease Section is to reduce the burden of asthma in Indiana.

The Chronic Respiratory Disease Section works to implement the State Asthma Plan. The State Asthma Plan guides the development and implementation of interventions that improve the health and quality of life of Hoosiers with asthma. The program also maintains a comprehensive surveillance system for the ongoing, systematic collection of asthma data. In addition to data collection, the system also allows for analysis and interpretation of asthma data, which is essential to the planning, implementation, and evaluation of the program. 




Asthma's Impact on Indiana [Infographic]

The first Indiana infographic on asthma.


Click here for a printable 11x17 version of the Impact of Asthma in Indiana infographic.

2014 Professional Development for School Indoor Air Quality Coordinators

The Indiana State Department of Health is offering this one day training for all Indoor Air Quality Coordinators! Maintenance staff and Administrators are encouraged to attend. This is an introduction level training open to everyone but is tailored for School Indoor Air Coordinators with little background in IAQ, and schools still developing the required IAQ policies and procedures.

Parkview Asthma Day Camp

The Parkview Asthma Day Camp is a free, fun-filled education event sponsored by Parkview Hospital Randallia. Campers can learn about asthma and its treatment, including:
• How asthma affects the lungs • How to avoid triggers
• The early warning signs of an asthma episode • How to handle an asthma episode
• The importance of eating healthy and exercising
Additional information about the Parkview Asthma Day Camp:
Who: Children, 9 to 11 years old, with asthma
When: Wednesday, July 16, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Where: Center for Healthy Living, Southeast • 3350 E. Paulding Road • Fort Wayne
Cost: FREE

2014 School Nurse Workshop

2014 Indianapolis School Nurse Workshop is available for viewing. 

Presentations include 


My Asthma Wallet Card

Free wallet size action plan card for patients. Provided by the National Heart, Lung,and Blood Institute.

Indiana Chosen for AAFA Honor Roll 2013

The Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA) has selected Indiana for their State Honor Roll for a second year in a row! Every year, AAFA identifies states with the most comprehensive state wide public policies that support people with asthma, food allergies, anaphylaxis risk and related allergic diseases in elementary, middle, and high schools. For more information about the Honor Roll and why Indiana was chosen, please visit the AAFA website.   

Educational Brief on Children's Environmental Health

Click here to review a briefing paper and fact sheet on the connections between the environment and children's health.  

Burn Wise Program

It is important to protect your home, health, and the air we breathe. Visit the Environmental Protection Agency's Burn Wise Program, for information on proper wood burning procedures for the home.                                     


Contact Us

If you would like to know more about the program or you have a specific need for asthma information or services, please contact the program at

Indiana State Department of Health
Chronic Respiratory Disease Program, Chronic Disease Division
2 North Meridian Street, Section 6B
Indianapolis, IN 46204
Telephone: (317) 234-7631
Fax: (317) 233-7805