The California Department of Public Health sponsored the development of the Strategic Plan for Asthma in California (Plan) in partnership with a multidisciplinary group of stakeholders throughout California. The purpose of the Plan is to set a direction for asthma and help make a difference in lives of people who have asthma over the next five years.
Asthma is a complex disease that needs a broad range of experts to work together. This includes public health professionals, health care providers, community members and organizations, professional organizations, health organizations, ethnic organizations, school organizations, environmental organizations, researchers, local leaders, and people with asthma and their families.
The first statewide plan was developed in 2002 following the statewide summit entitled, "Asthma in California: Laying the Foundation for a Statewide Strategy." After evaluation of the 2002 Plan, in 2008, the new Strategic Plan for Asthma in California was updated and released. Click on the "Strategic Plan" link above to view the current plan's goals, objectives and strategies.