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National Asthma Control Initiative (NACI)

Asthma is on the rise. One in 12 people (about 25 million Americans) now has asthma, a lifelong and potentially fatal disease. The National Asthma Control Initiative (NACI) is helping to improve asthma care and control by encouraging and empowering clinicians, patients, and others to follow science-based asthma care and control guidelines, including six key actions that all clinicians, patients, families, caregivers and anyone whose life touches someone with asthma can take to help change a life.

In 2008, the National Asthma Education and Prevention Program (NAEPP), coordinated by the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI), created the NACI. By working with Strategic Partners, Demonstration Projects, and Clinical Champions, the NACI has shown how to put asthma guidelines into action at home, school, work, health care settings, and the community.

You too can take action to control asthma. Explore the links below and keep the momentum going.

NACI Publications


Last Updated February 2011

New Resource for Clinicians

Asthma Care Quick Reference
Download or view

New Resource for Schools

Cover of Asthma and Physical Activity in the School
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order print copies

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