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Asthma Control Program

Please see the following funding opportunity and attached fillable application.

For further information, contact Trisstin Maroney 505-709-5536

New Mexico Asthma Champions

Supporting New Mexico organizations implementing comprehensive public health approach to asthma control through evidence-based interventions

Application due date: February 28, 2022

The New Mexico Department of Health’s Asthma Control Program (NMACP) is interested in supporting asthma-related initiatives aimed at improving the lives of New Mexicans with asthma. NMACP recognizes that a multi-component approach to controlling asthma is more effective than individual strategies applied in isolation and are excited to support partners’ work across the state. Those with existing or new ideas for programming are encouraged to submit applications. NMACP supports progress toward expanding the reach, quality, effectiveness, and sustainability of asthma control services by strengthening leadership and other essential infrastructure components and expanding the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s six EXHALE strategies CDC Exhale Technical package.

  • Total Funding Available: Up to $20,000 (award ceiling of $20,000 and award floor of $5,000)
  • Funding Time Period: September 1, 2022 through August 31, 2023
  • Eligible Applicants: Open competition – Any organization working in New Mexico to improve asthma outcomes. Organizations may submit multiple applications individually and/or as part of a collaborative program.

The New Mexico Asthma Control Program (NMACP) resides in the New Mexico Department of Health in the Environmental Health Epidemiology Bureau. The NMACP is funded by a 5-year (2019-2024) cooperative agreement with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) National Center for Environmental Health to develop strategies together with communities and health systems to improve and expand the reach of comprehensive asthma control services.

The NMACP works closely with the New Mexico Council on Asthma (NMCOA), which is a coalition of organizations and advocates sharing a vested interest in reducing the asthma disease burden in New Mexico. Its five-year strategic plan, Clearing the Air – Reducing the Burden of Asthma in New Mexico 2021-2025, serves as a guide to asthma stakeholders as they work toward improving asthma outcomes in the state.

CDC EXHALE Technical Package

The CDC EXHALE technical package is a resource to inform decision making. The strategies outlined below address asthma improvement and health care cost reduction. By using the package, we use evidence- supported approaches to address asthma.

Asthma Exhale

Four Domains of Chronic Disease Prevention

The CDC’s National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion developed a framework to address risk factors for chronic disease on both the individual and the population level. The CDC emphasizes the importance of working at both levels and optimizing the efficiency and efficacy of public health initiatives. The recommended prevention efforts are in four key domains. Doing so helps organize, focus, and strengthen public health programs, enhance expertise, address gaps in services and build collaboration. NMCOA is using the domains to outline this strategic plan.

The four domains of chronic Disease Prevention.
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