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Winter, 2010

NACI Breaking News

Take Action with New NACI Action Guide

What does it take to help the one in 12 Americans who has asthma live his or her life to the fullest? It takes continuous, long-term care overseen by a health care provider.

But even if you’re not a health professional, you can help someone—maybe even yourself—who has asthma.

NACI Action Guide

How? Take a look at the new National Asthma Control Initiative (NACI) action guide for tips.

Take Action: Stop Asthma Today! provides specific pointers on how to take six critical steps (a.k.a. the Guidelines Implementation Panel “GIP” messages) to improve asthma care and control, according to your particular connection to asthma. 

For example, if you are with a state, community group, or coalition looking to help people with asthma in your area, you will find tips tailored specifically to you. Other groups ranging from schools and childcare organizations, to health care providers and patients can find tips to help them get involved.  

We not only encourage you to leaf through the guide—we urge you to share it. Download and print the PDF, or order free, glossy hard copies. A hard copy can be placed in your magazine rack or on a table in a waiting room, and/or used as an educational tool whenever you come in contact with others interested in improving asthma care and control.

And, speaking of spreading the word: give the gift of new asthma-related information quarterly this holiday season by forwarding the NACI eNewsletter to your friends, family, and colleagues. Remember, they have to sign up to receive it. If you have a Web site, please feel free to hyperlink to the eNewsletter, or to post a link to it elsewhere. And then stay tuned for news about additional NACI resources to help move asthma care forward, and much more.

Happy holidays to all!

Last Updated December 2010

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