The Virginia Department of Health’s (VDH) Asthma Control Project has released its first surveillance report, titled Asthma in Virginia, A Comprehensive Data Report, 2006. This report provides a comprehensive profile on the burden of asthma in the Commonwealth of Virginia. In addition, the report provides the reader with data about prevalence, hospitalization, mortality, and cost associated with asthma. The report can be a resource for the Virginia Asthma Coalition (VAC), Local Asthma Coalitions (LAC), policy makers, program developers, and health care providers, in their efforts to identify disparities and barriers and to design solutions to reduce the burden of asthma in the state.
The report is available and can be downloaded from the VDH website at: http://www.vahealth.org/cdpc/asthma/data.asp
VDH would like everyone to complete a brief survey on your impression of the report. The survey form and instruction on how to complete the survey are in the Report.
For more information on this report, please contact the Virginia Department of Health at (804) 864-7877.
Rebeka Sultana, M.P.H. Epidemiologist Virginia Department of Health Division of Chronic Disease Prevention& Control 109 Governor Street, Rm.1026D