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Partners for Asthma Action is a community collaborative in the Twin Cities to improve the health and quality of care for children (0-18 yrs). Throughout the cities, the project has 15 different interventions with broad scope to make an impact in the lives of kids with asthma. The Project began in 2001 to provide leadership, direction, and infrastructure to address the needs of children with asthma and their families. The Project strives to bring a multi-disciplinary approach to asthma, actively seeking out opportunities for partnerships and linking people together.

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The American Lung Association in Minnesota and Partners for Asthma Action (formerly Controlling Asthma Project) is pleased to share two peer-reviewed journal articles based on the eight-year Controlling Asthma in American Cities Project. These articles were release in the CDC-led February 2011 edition of the Jounral of Urban Health.

  1. Population-based Assessment of Asthma Symptom Burden in children: by Angie Carlson and Jill Heins Nesvold

  2. Building a Partnership with Health Plans: The Minneapolis and St. Paul Controlling Asthma in American Cities Project Experience: By Jill Heins Nesvold, Angie Carlson, and Janny Brust

Click here for a final pdf for both of these articles.




This project is supported through a cooperative agreement with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, under program announcement 03030

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