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Oregon Asthma Leadership Plan
Oregon Asthma Leadership Plan
Asthma in Oregon

In Oregon in 2004, 9.7% of adults and 6.9% of children reported having current asthma. Together, these percentages suggest that approximately 325,000 adults and children in Oregon have asthma.

Oregonians living with asthma may be affected by healthcare disparities related to socioeconomic status, race or ethnicity, and geographic isolation. While varying in magnitude, these disparities exist because of limited access to primary care, lack of educational materials that are easy to read and culturally appropriate, and few community resources available to support individuals and families living with asthma.

About the Plan
The Oregon Asthma Leadership Plan outlines the statewide goals, objectives, and strategies needed to address and measure these priority areas. The Leadership Plan is a Statewide Call for Action to achieve positive long-term asthma outcomes and to improve the quality of life for all Oregonians with asthma.

 Download the Oregon Asthma Leadership Plan (pdf)

Our Mission

There is no cure for asthma, but it can be controlled with quality medical care and good patient self-management. The Oregon Asthma Program’s mission is to advance policies, environments, and systems that promote health and prevent and manage asthma and other chronic diseases. The following priority areas have been identified to establish an infrastructure for addressing long-term asthma outcomes:

1.    Partnerships to Address Asthma

2.    Self-Management of Asthma

3.    Public Awareness of Asthma

4.    Healthcare Resources

5.    Air Quality and Asthma

6.    Schools and Asthma

7.    Worksites and Asthma


The following groups have demonstrated their interest and support of a coordinated approach to ensure that all Oregonians with asthma receive optimal medical care, and have the information and skills they need to manage their disease. Endorsement of this Leadership Plan does not necessarily mean agreement with every strategy identified in this Leadership Plan.

  • Care Oregon
  • Oregon Asthma Program
  • Central Oregon Independent Health Services
  • Oregon Center for Applied Science
  • Confederated Tribes of Siletz Indians
  • Oregon Department of Education, Healthy Kids Learn Better
  • Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs Reservation
  • Oregon Department of Environmental Quality
  • Coos County Public Health
  • Mid-Rogue Independent Physicians Association
  • School Based Health Centers Network
  • Mid-Valley Independent Physicians Association
  • Tobacco Prevention and Education Program
  • Multnomah County, Environmental Health
  • Tuality Health Alliance
  • Multnomah County Education Service District
  • Oregon Health Promotion and Chronic Disease Prevention
  • Doctors of the Oregon Coast South (DOCS)
  • Oregon Environmental Council
  • Oregon Immunization Program
  • Environmental Justice Action Group
  • Oregon Pediatric Society
  • FamilyCare, Inc.
  • Oregon School Based Health Center Program
  • Oregon Society of Health System Pharmacy
  • Kaiser Permanente NW
  • Oregon Thoracic Society
  • Yamhill County Health and Human Services
  • ODS Companies
  • Health Care Quality Corporation
  • Office of Medical Assistance Programs
  • Oregon Coalition of Health Care Purchasers
  • Oregon Academy of Family Physicians
  • Portland Pediatric Independent Physicians Association
  • Oregon Association of Hospitals and Health Systems