There are some well-known and obvious triggers you should avoid when you have asthma - cold air, dust mites, pollen, tobacco smoke, mold and pet dander among them. But what about your favorite candle, thunderstorms, aspirin or even traffic?
— Everyday Health
What is AAC?
The Arizona Asthma Coalition (AAC) is a non-profit partnership founded in 1996 to address the growing and serious problems related to asthma in Arizona. Due to an increasing concern about asthma in Arizona and therefore a significant increase in asthma-related activities, we became a non-profit organization in November, 2008.
Public health and managed care partners are concerned about the growing prevalence and seriousness of asthma in Arizona. The Arizona Asthma Coalition advocates for cleaner air and better access to healthcare for all people living with asthma in Arizona. Many stakeholders, all volunteers, are active members of the Coalition. These stakeholders include state and local public health departments, state and local environmental departments, hospitals, community health centers, the Indian Health Service, health plans, faculty from colleges and universities, school health nurses, community non-profit organizations, pharmaceutical companies, pediatricians, family practice physicians, pharmacists, respiratory therapists, asthma educators and parents.
Our MissionThe Arizona Asthma Coalition serves as a catalyst to decrease the burden of asthma in Arizona through awareness, advocacy, education and collaboration.