Regional Asthma Coalitions in New York State

Asthma is a chronic disease of the lungs that affects an estimated 1.5 million adults and 491,000 children in New York State. More than 162,000 emergency department visits and over 39,000 hospitalizations occur each year due to asthma. The total cost of asthma hospitalizations in New York in 2009 was approximately $652 million. In addition, asthma has led to children missing more than 1.9 million days of daycare, pre-school or school annually.

Regional Asthma Coalitions have been awarded state grants to reduce the burden of asthma in New York State. The coalitions are funded to implement interventions in counties with high rates of asthma-related hospitalizations and emergency department visits. The coalitions will identify and focus services on high risk populations within their regions, convene and engage local stakeholders, and apply a population-based, systems change approach that translates the National Asthma Education and Prevention Program, Expert Panel Report-3 Asthma Guideline into practice (http://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/guidelines/asthma/index.htm). The initiative aims to increase the quality of life among individuals living with asthma and to decrease the number of asthma-related hospitalizations, emergency department visits, urgent care visits and school or work days lost.

Map of Regional Asthma Coalitions by Geographic Coverage:

To contact a Regional Asthma Coalition:

Asthma Coalition of Long Island

American Lung Association of the Northeast

Counties served: Nassau and Suffolk.

Coalition Director: Anne Little, MPH, AE-C

Phone: (631) 415-0940
Email: alittle@lungne.org
Web site: www.asthmacoalitionoflongisland.org
Asthma Coalition of Long Island
700 Veterans Memorial Highway
Hauppauge, NY 11788-2952

Asthma Coalition of Queens

American Lung Association of the Northeast

Counties served: Queens.

Coalition Director: Claudia Guglielmo, MPA, AE-C

Phone: (631) 415-0941
Email: cguglielmo@lungne.org
Web site: www.Asthmacoalitionofqueens.org
Asthma Coalition of Queens
700 Veterans Memorial Highway
Hauppauge, NY 11788-2952

Asthma Coalition of the Capital Region

Whitney M. Young Jr. Health Center, Inc.

Counties served: Albany, Fulton, Montgomery, Rensselaer, and Schenectady.

Coalition Coordinator: Shannon McWilliam, MPH (Interim)

Phone: (518) 591-4563
Email: smcwilliam@wmyhealth.org
Website: www.wmyhealth.org/accr
Asthma Coalition of the Capital Region
Whitney M. Young Jr. Health Services
920 Lark Drive
Albany, NY 12207

Bronx RESPIRAR Asthma Coalition

Lincoln Medical and Mental Health Center

Counties served: Bronx.

Coalition Coordinator: Naomi Lim

Phone: (718) 579-5000 ext 3740
Email:
naomi.lim@nychhc.org
Web site:
www.nyc.gov/html/hhc/lincoln

Lincoln Medical and Mental Health Center
234 East 149th Street, Room 7-41
Bronx, NY 10451

Erie County Asthma Coalition

To Be Determined

Counties served: Erie.

Hudson Valley Asthma Coalition

American Lung Association of the Northeast

Counties served: Dutchess, Orange, Sullivan, and Westchester.

Coalition Director: Jacqueline Rubino, MPH, CHES

Phone: 914-407-2215
Email: jrubino@lungne.org
Web site: www.hudsonvalleyasthma.org
Hudson Valley Asthma Coalition
237 Mamaroneck Ave. Suite 205
White Plains, NY 10605

North Brooklyn Asthma Action Alliance

HHC/Woodhull Medical Center

Counties served: Kings.

Coalition Coordinator: Desire La Tempa, FMG

Phone: (718) 630-3437
Fax: (718) 963-8320
Email: Desire.LaTempa@woodhullhc.nychhc.org
HHC/Woodhull Medical Center
760 Broadway-6B105
Brooklyn, New York 11206

Washington Heights/Inwood Network – Best Asthma Care for Kids (WIN-BACK)

New York Presbyterian Hospital

Counties served: New York County.

Coalition Coordinator: Zoe Liberman, MPH

Phone: (212) 305-4065
Email:
zrl9002@nyp.org

Lincoln Medical and Mental Health Center
622 W 168 St, VC4-402
New York, NY 10032