Asthma Surveillance

The Vermont Asthma Program is funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to create an asthma prevention program and surveillance system.  Surveillance is the ongoing systematic collection, analysis, and interpretation of asthma-related data for use in planning, implementation, and evaluation of public health practice. Asthma surveillance data will help direct and inform Asthma Program activities as well as provide information to the public about asthma in their communities. 

Data sources and indicators help us monitor prevalence, morbidity (symptom frequency, impact of asthma on quality of life, and comorbidities), risk factors, self and clinical management of asthma, indicators of poor management of asthma (urgent care and ER visits, hospitalizations, and deaths), and costs. A variety of data sources including surveys, population-based datasets, and school reports, assist us in learning more about these indicators. 

Partners in our statewide asthma surveillance, include the Department of Education, the Vermont Child Health Improvement Program, and the Vermont Association of Hospitals and Health Systems.

Reports

Asthma Burden Report

Surveillance Data Reports

Data Pages

Data Briefs

Issue Briefs

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Goal Tracker

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Regional and National Comparisons

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Data Sources

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For more information please contact:

Maria Roemhildt, PhD.
Public Health Analyst II
Tel: 802-951-4067
E-mail:maria.roemhildt@state.vt.us

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