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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 activities in 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.
This training is required for 5 Star Childcare certification. For more information on the 5 Star program, please visit: http://www.in.gov/idem/4180.htm.
Click here to review a briefing paper and fact sheet on the connections between the environment and children's health.
The Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA) has selected Indiana for their 2012 State Honor Roll! Every year, AAFA identifies states with the most comprehensive statewide 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.
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) 233-7299
Fax: (317) 233-7805