Next Meeting:

  • Thursday, October 19th, 8-9:30 a.m. at Envision. 625 Silver Ave. SW Suite 324, AlbuquerqueConnect to the meeting via video on a computer: connect on your smartphone, download the zoom app and use ID 895609904

Partnership Agreement Form: NMCOA PIA

New Mexico Council on Asthma’s (NMCOA) mission and vision is to reduce asthma health disparities and improve the quality of life for all people with asthma in New Mexico by coordinating statewide efforts, bringing together community organizations and others to achieve sustainable statewide changes in the environment, education and quality of health care as they relate to asthma.

The goals of the NMCOA focus on communication, education, and policy, and include:

  • Facilitating sharing expertise and information among asthma stakeholders;
  • Increasing asthma education targeted to health care providers;
  • Promoting the use of National Asthma Education and Prevention Program Expert Panel Report 3 : Guidelines for the Diagnosis and Management of Asthma;
  • Reducing asthma hospitalization rates and regional and ethnic disparities in asthma health outcomes, through educational programs aimed at patients, families, schools, and communities;
  • Creating and supporting legislative advocacy for school based health reform to address emergency situations.

Breathing Easy in New Mexico: Addressing the Burden of Asthma Through Action 2014-19 highlights the work of the NMCOA to date, the current state of asthma in New Mexico, goals and objectives for the next five years and summary descriptions of the participating partners, which include advocacy groups, researchers and health systems.

Breathing Easy in NM_Addressing the Burden of Asthma through Action 2014-19


The Asthma Action Plan for Schools is designed to help everyone understand the steps necessary for  individual students to achieve the goal of controlled asthma.

ASTHMA ACTION PLAN for NM Schools 9 1 2016

The New Mexico Asthma Data Overview provides a brief description of the various sources in New Mexico from which asthma-related data are collected:

  • New Mexico’s Indicator-Based Information System (NM-IBIS)
  • Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS)
  • Emergency Department (ED) Visits
  • Hospitalizations
  • Bureau of Vital Records and Health Statistics (Mortality)
  • Youth, Risk and Resiliency Survey (YRRS).
  • NM Tracking system

The Burden of Asthma in New Mexico: 2014 Epidemiology Report was published February 2014 using the most recent asthma data available at the time of publication.  The Burden of Asthma in New Mexico report is generated by the New Mexico Department of Health Asthma Control Program about every 3-5 years.  It’s intended to be used to assist health care professionals, stakeholders, policymakers, and others to guide future public health efforts; this includes focusing education and intervention efforts and developing policy initiatives.

NMCOA Resources Page:

Click on the link below to find the following resources:

  • National and International Asthma Guidelines
  • Asthma Control Test Link
  • New Mexico Asthma Action Plans
  • Asthma Back to School Events
  • National Resources
  • Asthma Billing Codes
  • Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America’s Honor Roll of Asthma and Allergy Policies for Schools
  • Member Organizations’ Websites

NMCOA Resources

Asthma Medications and Spacers Coverage

Click on the link below to find the home asthma medication grids from Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Mexico, Molina Health Care of New Mexico, Presbyterian Health Plan and United Healthcare. This also includes access to the Asthma Grid Newsletter template, and the Asthma Treatment Steps Guidelines by the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute.

Asthma Grids

New Mexico Council on Asthma Minutes:

NMCOA Minutes 2-19-15

NMCOA Minutes 4-23-15

NMCOA Minutes 6-25-15

NMCOA Minutes 8-20-15

NMCOA Minutes 10-20-15

NMCOA Minutes 12-17-15

NMCOA Minutes 2-18-16

NMCOA Minutes 4-28-16

NMCOA Minutes 6-23-16

NMCOA Minutes 8-18-16

NMCOA Minutes 10-20-16

NMCOA Minutes 2-23-17

NMCOA Minutes 5-4-17

NMCOA Minutes 6-29-17

NMCOA Minutes 8-17-17


Agenda 2-19-2015

Agenda 4-23-2015

Agenda 6-25-2015

Agenda 8-20-2015

Agenda 10-20-2015

Agenda 12-20-2015

Agenda 2-18- 2016

Agenda 4-28-2016

Agenda 6-23-2016

Agenda 8-18-2016

Agenda 10-20-2016

Agenda 2-23-2017

Agenda 5-4-2017

NMOCA Agenda 6-29-17

NMOCA Agenda 8-17-17a

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