Skip directly to search Skip directly to A to Z list Skip directly to site content Skip directly to page options
CDC Home
    • Spotlight 1: Success Stories from CDC’s National Asthma Control Program
    • Spotlight 2: Asthma Stats: Insurance coverage and barriers to care for people with asthma
    • Spotlight 3: Know How to use Your Asthma Inhaler

Asthma is a disease that affects your lungs. It causes repeated episodes of wheezing, breathlessness, chest tightness, and nighttime or early morning coughing. Asthma can be controlled by taking medicine and avoiding the triggers that can cause an attack. You must also remove the triggers in your environment that can make your asthma worse.


Asthma Topics

Asthma Basics

Brochures, Facts, Triggers, Management

Data & Surveillance

Tables and Graphs, Reports and Publications, Asthma's Impact on the Nation


Community Guide, Potentially Effective Interventions

Related Resources

Asthma & Allergies in the Workplace, Flu & Asthma Control, Multimedia Messages, Links to Other Agencies and Organizations

Helping Americans with Asthma

Airing Asthma’s Story, Legislation & Policy, Tools for Asthma Control

Information for Specific Groups

Elderly, Healthcare Professionals, Kids, Parents, Public Health Professionals, Researchers, Schools and Childcare Providers, Workplace Health Professionals

Program Evaluation

Evaluation Guide, Evaluation Webinar

CDC’s National Asthma Control Program

Contact Information for States and Programs


1 in 12 People has Asthma

Add this button
to your web site.

Need health insurance? New! Get updates about the Health Insurance Marketplace. Learn more.
Contact Us:
  • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
    1600 Clifton Rd
    Atlanta, GA 30333
  • 800-CDC-INFO
    TTY: (888) 232-6348
  • Contact CDC–INFO
  • Page last reviewed: December 6, 2012
  • Page last updated: November 22, 2013 The U.S. Government's Official Web PortalDepartment of Health and Human Services
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention   1600 Clifton Rd. Atlanta, GA 30333, USA
800-CDC-INFO (800-232-4636) TTY: (888) 232-6348 - Contact CDC-INFO