Virginia Asthma Coalition
The Virginia Asthma Coalition (VAC) is a group of organizations and individuals devoted to reducing the morbidity and mortality associated with asthma. Organized in the spring of 1998, the Coalition has spearheaded the development and passage of model legislation to provide better access to asthma medications in schools, assisted with the development of an emergency services program on asthma, the development of a low literacy asthma education module for children and their parents, and an asthma action plan for use by Virginia schools. More recently the VAC has collaborated with the Virginia Department of Health to strengthen regional coalitions and to organize statewide activities. This process has led to the development of the Virginia Asthma Control Plan.