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About the Louisiana Asthma Management & Prevention Program

History

In 2005, the Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals Chronic Disease Prevention and Control Unit was awarded a capacity building grant of $50,000.00 by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. This grant was awarded to Louisiana to establish a pilot surveillance system to evaluate childhood asthma complications in both East Baton Rouge and Pointe Coupee Parishes. In 2009, the Louisiana Asthma Management and Prevention (LAMP) Program was awarded funding under a cooperative agreement with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's National Asthma Control Program. Under this cooperative agreement, the LAMP Program and it's partners implement evidence based strategies geared towards improving the lives of asthma patients, families and clinicians across the state of Louisiana.

Program Vision Statement

To reduce the incidence of asthma in Louisiana through effective outreach and education.

Program Mission Statement

The Louisiana Asthma Management and Prevention Program is committed to enhancing the quality of life of asthmatics by providing effective asthma management education to patients, their families, and Louisiana communities impacted by this chronic disease.

Louisiana Asthma Program Goals

  • Increase knowledge and awareness about asthma
  • Create behavior modification regarding asthma and asthma triggers
  • Reduce the burden of cost of asthma
  • Reduce the number of hospitalizations and emergency room visits due to asthma statewide
  • Decrease asthma mortality and morbidity