The National Asthma Education and Prevention Program (NAEPP) was originally initiated in March 1989 to address the growing problem of asthma in the United States. In August 2015, the NAEPP Coordinating Committee was chartered as a federal advisory committee in accordance with Section 424B of the Public Health Service Act, 42 U.S.C. 285b-7b, as amended. The NAEPP Coordinating Committee is administered and coordinated by the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI). The NAEPP works with intermediaries including major medical associations, voluntary health organizations, and community programs to educate patients, health professionals, and the public. The Committee’s primary mission is to provide advice to the NHLBI and other Federal agencies on matters concerning asthma and to facilitate efficient and effective exchange of information on asthma activities among the member agencies, and voluntary health organizations in order to enhance coordination of asthma-related programs and activities.
The NAEPP Coordinating Committee objectives are:
Raise awareness of patients, health professionals, and the public that asthma is a serious chronic disease and to ensure the recognition of the symptoms of asthma by patients, families, and the public and the appropriate diagnosis by health professionals.
Continually identify Federal programs that carry out asthma-related activities.
Develop or update, in consultation with appropriate Federal agencies and professional voluntary health organizations, the Federal plan for responding to asthma to aid in effective control of asthma by encouraging a partnership among Federal agencies, patients, physicians, and other health professionals through modern treatment and education programs.
NAEPP Coordinating Committee meetings are open to the public and include presentations and discussion on a variety of topics concerning asthma, including activities and projects of the Committee. A summary of each meeting will be posted on the NAEPP website.
As necessary, subcommittees and ad hoc working groups may be established by the Designated Federal Officer within the Committee’s jurisdiction.
The National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) is seeking nominations of individuals to serve as members on the Expert Panel Working Group of the National Asthma Education and Prevention Program (NAEPP) Coordinating Committee. The purpose of the Expert Panel Working Group is to update selected topics1 of the Expert Panel Report 3: Guidelines for the Diagnosis and Management of Asthma.
- Role of Adjustable Medication Dosing in Recurrent Wheezing and Asthma.
- Role of Long Acting Anti-Muscarinic Agents (LAMAs) in Asthma Management as Add-on to ICSs
- Role of Bronchial Thermoplasty in Adult Severe Asthma
- Role of Fractional Exhaled Nitric Oxide (FeNO) in Diagnosis, Medication Selection, and Monitoring Treatment Response in Asthma.
- Role of Remediation of Indoor Allergens (House Dust Mites/Pets) in Asthma Management
- Role of Immunotherapy in the treatment of asthma.
The Expert Panel nominations will be accepted between July 31, 2017 and August 15, 2017. Self-nominations are acceptable.
The NAEPP Coordinating Committee is a federal advisory committee established in accordance with Section 424B of the Public Health Service Act, 42 U.S.C. 285b-7b, as amended.
To complete the nomination process, please complete the form below. Send the form and a current copy of the nominee’s resume or curriculum vitae to: NHLBI Asthma Expert Panel Working Group Nomination
1National Heart, Lung, and Blood Advisory Council Asthma Expert Working Group Needs Assessment Report for Potential Update of the Expert Panel Report-3 (2007): Guidelines for the Diagnosis and Management of Asthma January 2015.