Advancing Health Equity in Asthma Control through EXHALE Strategies

The CDC National Asthma Control Program is announcing a new, FY24 non-research notice of funding opportunity (NOFO) designed to improve the health and quality of life for people living with asthma.

There are significant disparities in asthma outcomes by race, ethnicity, and income level. In the U.S., the burden of asthma falls disproportionately on non-Hispanic African American, Hispanic, and American Indian and Alaska Native populations. Disparities persist in asthma prevalence and outcomes in the United States.

EXHALE represents six evidence-based strategies selected for their potential of having the greatest collective impact on controlling asthma. These strategies include: Education on asthma self-management, eXtinguishing smoking and exposure to second-hand smoke; Home visits for trigger reduction and asthma self-management education (AS-ME); Achievement of guidelines-based medical management; Linkages and coordination of care; and Environmental policies or best practices to reduce indoor and outdoor asthma triggers.

This NOFO aims to address the systems-level, environmental, and social drivers of disparities by leveraging and expanding strategic partnerships to implement EXHALE strategies.

Audience:Cities and Towns, Non-Profits, Education

Funder:U.S. Centers for Disease Control

Pre-Application Date:March 19, 2024

Due Date:April 19, 2024

Max Award:$725,000 over four years

Min Award:$400,000 over four years

Match/Cost Share:None