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NACI In the Know eNewsletters and eAlerts

Welcome to NACI In the Know, a quarterly eNewsletter by the National Heart Lung and Blood Institute’s National Asthma Control Initiative loaded with valuable strategies, resources, and networking opportunities to advance asthma best practices. Subscribe and make sure to tell your family, friends, and others interested in the asthma arena about this valuable new source of information. 

View past NACI In the Know eNewsletters and eAlerts.


Highlighting NACI Accomplishments: Putting Research into Practice - Fall 2012

NACI investigators share accomplishments and experiences; Spotlight on four NACI projects focused on quality improvement; Profile of Dorchester House Multi-Service Center, a NACI Demonstration Project.

World Asthma Day and Asthma Awareness Month - Spring-Summer 2012

World Asthma Day and Asthma Awareness Month; American Academy of Pediatrics quality improvement study; Betsy Sleath, Ph.D., teaches children how to use asthma devices; Profile of the National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners, a NACI Strategic Partner.

Use Asthma Action Plans - Winter 2012

Doctors encourage patients to use asthma action plans; James Li, M.D., Ph.D., discusses how patient engagement is key to asthma control; Michelle M. Cloutier, M.D., creates low-literary asthma action plans; Profile of HHC Woodhull Medical and Mental Health Center, a NACI Demonstration Project.

National Asthma Education and Prevention Program (NAEPP) Meeting - Special Edition 2011

Highlights from the 2011 NAEPP meeting; Michael LeNoir, M.D., discusses asthma disparities; Gary S. Rachelefsky, M.D., translates asthma research into action; Profiles of NACI Demonstration Projects, Strategic Partners, and Clinical Champions.

Schedule Follow-up Visits - Summer 2011

Asthma webinar sets attendance record; Carlos Camargo, M.D., Dr.PH., discusses asthma care in emergency departments; Scheduling asthma follow-up visits; Profile of the Los Angeles Unified School District, a NACI Strategic Partner.

Use Inhaled Corticosteroids - Spring 2011

Launch of NACI Clinical Champions Program; Michael B. Foggs, M.D., discusses asthma control for inner-city asthma patients; Inconsistent use of inhaled corticosteroids in children; Profile of the University of Michigan Center for Managing Chronic Disease, a NACI Strategic Partner.

Control Environmental Exposures - Winter 2010

NACI Action Guide published; asthma triggers in the home; Jill S. Halterman, M.D., M.P.H., discusses children with asthma exposed to secondhand smoke; Profile of Asthma Allies, a NACI Demonstration Project.

Guidelines Implementation Panel (GIP) Messages - Fall 2010

Profile of the Michigan Department of Community Health Asthma Prevention and Control Program, a NACI Demonstration Project and Clinical Champion; NIH-funded study shows children need tailored asthma treatment; James W. Stout, M.D., M.P.H., discusses the role of spirometry in guidelines-based asthma care.

Assess Asthma Severity - Summer 2010

How to make asthma assessment and control more effective; Two-way communication key to asthma care; Profile of Children's National Medical Center, a NACI Demonstration Project.

Assess Asthma Control - Spring 2010

Welcome to NACI In the Know; Six Guidelines Implementation Panel Report messages; Stanley Szelfer, M.D., discusses the National Asthma Control Initiative; Profile of the National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health, a NACI Strategic Partner.

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Make a World of Difference on World Asthma Day (May 6) - May 2, 2014

Description of asthma resources from the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute in time for World Asthma Day.

New Asthma Resource for Clinicians and Other Health Professionals - December 7, 2012

Health professionals can now find information about providing quality asthma care in one place, the Asthma Care Quick Reference: Diagnosing and Managing Asthma, a new resource from the National Asthma Education and Prevention Program (NAEPP), coordinated by the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, National Institutes of Health.

New Resource for School Staff on Asthma and Physical Activity - August 24, 2012

This newly updated booklet provides a game plan for school staff to partner with parents and health care providers to empower students to take control of their asthma and be active in sports and physical activities.

Asthma Awareness Month Webinars - April 25, 2012

Description of two webinars hosted by the NACI for World Asthma Day and Asthma Awareness Month.

Upcoming Asthma Webinars from the NACI - June 15, 2011

Links to archived NACI webinars and descriptions of upcoming webinars.

Spotlight on NACI Clinical Champions Projects - May 31, 2011

Announcement of five organizations selected to be NACI Clinical Champions.

Free, Asthma Resources are a Mouse Click Away - May 3, 2011

Description of asthma resources from the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute in time for World Asthma Day.

New Year = New Set of Guidelines for Clinicians - January 19, 2011

Release of the Guidelines for the Diagnosis and Management of Food Allergy from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases.

National Asthma Education and Prevention Program (NAEPP) Meeting - October 27, 2010

Highlights from the 2010 NAEPP meeting that brought together 90 members and supporters of the NAEPP to network and share resources.

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Last Updated February 2011

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