Northwest Ohio Asthma Coalition

Our Mission:
Our mission is to improve the health and well being of people in Northwest Ohio living with asthma by increasing the public awareness of the prevalence and incidence of asthma. 

This will be accomplished through assessment, educational intervention, advocacy, and collaboration. 

The goal of the Coalition is to bridge the gap between health disparities through inclusion of all members of the population in this educational effort. 

Furthermore, the Coalition seeks to bring together members of the healthcare team in a spirit of collaboration to provide optimum knowledge of asthma prevention and treatment for Northwest Ohio.

Goals:

  • To raise the community awareness and basic knowledge regarding Asthma throughout the Northwest.
  • To implement strategies that may improve care in Northwest Ohio through public awareness.
  • To determine the financial, psycho-social, and physiological impact of Asthma on families in Northwest Ohio.
  • To provide advocacy for families affected by Asthma through provision of linkages for those in need with appropriate resources and support.
  • To develop a mechanism whereby healthcare providers may access the most current guidelines available in caring for families of Asthmatics, so as to insure that accurate knowledge is transferred to families.
  • Develop collaborative efforts among other groups interested in Asthma prevention to share ideas and stimulate research.
  • To assure that all members of the community are included in the Asthma awareness effort. specifically those that are normally underserved.
  • Expand this educational and collaborative in the future to other illnesses.

Meeting Information:

The Coalition meets on the fourth Monday of each month at noon. (there will be no meeting in April 2011)

New Meeting Location

St. Vincent Mercy Medical Center
Conference Center 1
2222 Cherry St
Toledo OH  43608

How to Join the Coalition:

Contact one of the Co-Chairpersons

Jodi Gajdostik RN 
419-257-6430
gajdostik@bex.net

Anne Kwiatkowski RRT
419-874-6390
anne_kwiatkowski@mhsnr.org