Asthma Coalition of Mississippi
The Asthma Coalition of Mississippi (ACM) strives to eliminate asthma among Mississippians by promoting education, prevention, and management of asthma throughout the state. The coalition is divided into nine regional districts (corresponding to the state's nine Public Health Districts) each containing six work groups (advocacy/policy, community, data/surveillance, environment, health care, and school health).
The ACM work groups have six main goals:
1. Reduce asthma hospitalization rates among children and adults
2. Decrease asthma disparities in all public health districts
3. Reduce burden of asthma on Mississippians
4. Increase provider, community health, and patient education related to asthma
5. Develop a standard patient-specific Asthma Action Plan
6. Enhance community health education
The ACM grew out of a partnership between the American Lung Association of Mississippi and the Mississippi Department of Health.