Declaring War on Asthma
Folsom, CA. War has been declared on Asthma and it’s tied in with recognition of World Asthma Day May 6, 2014.
The World Asthma Foundation (WAF) is leading the charge to raise awareness and to elevate the discussion about this disease.
“We are entering a new era of public awareness of people living with chronic lung disease such as asthma and COPD,” said Sam Louie, MD and professor of medicine, director of the UC Davis Asthma Network (UCAN), director of the UC Davis Reversible Obstructive Airway Disease (ROAD) Center, which serves adults and adolescents in Northern California who have difficult to control asthma, bronchiectasis and COPD.
“Our mission is to transform health care by integrating and provide quality patient care services these conditions, which promote patient education and safety, social networking, and to align our goals with national efforts to transform people’s lives,” Louie said. “But we can achieve success without recognizing the clear and present danger from not being aware of the Asthma-COPD Overlap syndrome.”
“It really all begins with empathy.” Louie said. “Empathy of healthcare providers for how asthma, COPD and ACOS patients suffer when they are given prescription drugs without education on an individual level. We have to ignite that empathy by increasing awareness and providing education.”
The two physicians are board members of the World Asthma Foundation, which provides educational resources that inform patients, medical professionals and the general public about the latest clinical advances, management and treatment options for asthma disorders, including ACOS.
Please join us in Fighting the War on Asthma.