New York's Action Against Asthma

Although there is no cure for asthma, it can be controlled with proper medication and self-management. Much of the fight against asthma involves education, improving access to quality asthma care and the reduction of environmental factors that trigger asthma (for more information see Frequently Asked Questions ).

New York has many programs and initiatives aimed at reducing the burden of asthma:

Working in close collaboration with partners statewide, especially in high-asthma burden areas, New York is committed to addressing the following goals to:

  • Decrease hospitalizations and emergency department visits due to asthma
  • Increase policies supportive of asthma control
  • Increase primary care practices providing comprehensive evidence-based asthma control services
  • Improve asthma control status among individuals with asthma
  • Improve quality of life for individuals with asthma and their families