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The Guide to Clinical Preventive Services

Together, the Community Guide and the Clinical Guide provide evidence-based recommendations across the prevention spectrum.


Asthma Control

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Asthma is a chronic lung disease with recurring symptoms. Symptoms include wheezing, breathlessness, chest tightness, and coughing.

  • 1 in 11 children, and 1 in 12 adults have asthma (CDC) External Web Site Icon Adobe PDF File [PDF - 531 kB].
  • Asthma costs the United States $56 billion each year (CDC) External Web Site Icon Adobe PDF File [PDF - 531 kB].
  • There's no cure for asthma. People with asthma can manage their disease with medical care and prevent attacks by avoiding triggers (CDC) External Web Site Icon Adobe PDF File [PDF - 531 kB].

Task Force Recommendations and Findings

This table lists interventions reviewed by the Community Guide, with a summary of the Task Force finding (definitions of findings). Click on an underlined intervention title for a summary of the review.

Intervention Task Force Finding
Home-Based Multi-Trigger, Multicomponent Environmental Interventions
For Children and Adolescents with Asthma Recommended
June 2008
For Adults with Asthma Insufficient Evidence
June 2008

Presentations and Promotional Materials

Community Guide In Action: Stories from the Field

An Evidence-Based Approach to Montana's Health Landscape Adobe PDF File [PDF - 590 kB]

Promotional Materials:

Community Guide News: Community Preventive Services Task Force Publishes Findings on Home-Based Asthma Programs
Developed by The Community Guide in collaboration with CDC's National Center for Environmental Health


The findings and conclusions on this page are those of the Community Preventive Services Task Force and do not necessarily represent those of CDC. Task Force evidence-based recommendations are not mandates for compliance or spending. Instead, they provide information and options for decision makers and stakeholders to consider when determining which programs, services, and policies best meet the needs, preferences, available resources, and constraints of their constituents.

Sample Citation

The content of publications of the Guide to Community Preventive Services is in the public domain. Citation as to source, however, is appreciated. Sample citation: Guide to Community Preventive Services. Asthma control. Last updated: MM/DD/YYYY.