May is Asthma Awareness Month - Click Here to view the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) web site for more information.
Harnett County Asthma Coalition: In October 2006, Harnett County Health Department partnered with Sandhills Community Care Network, Betsy Johnson Regional Hospitalís CHAMP Program, Visiting Respiratory Care, Apria Healthcare, Harnett County Child Care Resource and Referral, NC Division of Air Quality and Harnett County Schools to form the Harnett County Asthma Coalition.
Our mission is to improve the quality of life for asthmatics and their caregivers by increasing public awareness through education and resources.
How to contact the Harnett County Asthma Coalition: 910-893-7550 or by mail at 307 W Cornelius Harnett Blvd. Lillington, NC 27546
What is Asthma? Asthma is a chronic inflammatory disease that reduces or blocks normal air flow in the lungs. There is no cure for asthma but it can be managed through education and proper medication. Asthma can be fatal and can occur at any time in life. It is not contagious but it can run in families. You can visit the website below to learn more. Click here to view the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention(CDC), web site:
Asthma Triggers: Asthma is generally triggered by allergens or irritants such as smoking, dust, pet dander, exercise, pollen, perfume, air pollution, respiratory infections, anxiety and cold weather. Visit the websites below for more information.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention : http://www.cdc.gov/asthma/triggers.html
US Environmental Protection Agency: http://www.epa.gov/asthma/triggers.html