Project Title & Description
The Pediatric/Adult Asthma Coalition of New Jersey
The purpose of this project is to increase public awareness that asthma is a manageable disease and increase actions by people with asthma and their caregivers to reduce exposure to indoor triggers of asthma. The Pediatric/Adult Asthma Coalition of New Jersey (PACNJ) will promote system change to increase the number of asthma friendly schools and child care centers. They will promote the use of the PACNJ Asthma Action Plan by physicians and through continued work with NJ schools and child care centers and the PACNJ web site. Studies have shown that people with written Asthma Action plans are more likely to take all the actions necessary to avoid asthma triggers. Coalition members agree that using a common Plan statewide is important to having the plan adopted for use.