Maine Asthma Prevention and Control Program

About the Program: The Maine Asthma Prevention and Control Program was created in March 2002. It was created to address the issues surrounding asthma in the state of Maine, and provide leadership and coordination for asthma prevention and intervention activities statewide. The Program is funded 100% by the Federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Some of the program activities include:

  • Monitoring of asthma prevalence at the state and community levels
  • Education and training of health professionals on the current methods of diagnosing and treating asthma
  • Patient and family education on how to manage the disease
  • Dissemination of information on programs shown to reduce hospitalization, emergency room visits and absenteeism due to asthma
  • Consultation to and support of community-based asthma prevention and control programs
  • Partnering with agencies across the State to collaborate on asthma initiatives and interventions

Funding Sources:

The Maine Asthma Preventon and Control Program is funded 100% by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention cooperative agreement #1 U59 EH000496-01

"Addressing Asthma from a Public Health Perspective"

Contact Information

  • Maine Asthma Program
    11 State House Station
    286 Water St. 5th Floor
    Augusta ME 04333
    General contact: Desi-Rae Severson
    Tel: 207-287-3041
    Fax: 207-287-7213
    E-mail: desirae.severson@maine.gov
    TTY: Maine relay 711