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Title: Strategic Plan for Addressing Work-Related Asthma in Minnesota Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) October 2006


1
Strategic Plan for Addressing Work-Related Asthma
in MinnesotaMinnesota Department of Health
(MDH)October 2006
2
What is Asthma?
  • Asthma is a chronic disease that causes
  • Tightening of the muscles surrounding the airways
    (broncho constriction/spasm)
  • Swelling of the small airways (bronchioles)
  • Over production of sticky mucus in the airways

3
Triggers and IrritantsThings that may initiate
an asthma attack
4
Definitions of WRA (Centers for Disease Control
and Prevention, 1999)
  • New-onset asthma from workplace exposure to
    sensitizers and/or irritants
  • Occupational asthma (OA)
  • Sensitizer-induced and irritant-induced asthma
    over a period of time not meeting the Reactive
    Airways Dysfunction Syndrome (RADS) criterion
  • Reactive airways dysfunction syndrome (RADS)
  • Persistent asthma symptoms induced by a one-time,
    high-level irritant exposure at work
  • Work-aggravated asthma
  • Pre-existent asthma worsened by workplace
    exposures

5
What we know about WRA
  • 15 of adult asthma attributable to
    occupational factors (American Thoracic Society,
    2003)
  • 1.6 billion in direct indirect costs
    annually (Leigh JP, Romano PS et al., 2002)
  • 350 agents associated with WRA

Courtesy of Margaret Filios, SM, RN, Division of
Respiratory Disease Studies, NIOSH
6
WRA in Minnesota
  • In 2005, 11.8 of Minnesota adults (444,049
    people) have ever been told by a doctor they have
    asthma (Centers for Disease Control and
    Prevention, 2005)
  • 15 is approximately 66, 600 adults in Minnesota
    with asthma attributable to occupational factors
  • Existing Minnesota Department of Health Plan A
    Strategic Plan For Addressing Asthma in
    Minnesota (2002)
  • Work-Related Asthma was identified as a gap in
    this plan by the Centers for Disease Control and
    Prevention

7
WRA Strategic Plan
  • Work-Related Asthma Advisory Workgroup
  • Charge The Work-Related Asthma Advisory
    Workgroup is charged with assessing the issues,
    determining the priorities, and making
    recommendations to deal with work-related asthma
    (WRA) including strategies to support asthma
    self-management and minimize exposures in the
    work environment.

8
WRA Advisory Workgroup
  • David Abrams, CIH
  • Beth Baker, MD, MPH
  • Lisa Brosseau, ScD, CIH
  • Wendy Brunner, MS
  • Dana Dickson, MIS, CIH, CSP
  • Barbara Gibson, MD, MPH
  • Susan Graca, RN, BSN
  • Ian Greaves, MD
  • Clayton Handt, MIS
  • Jean Johnson, MS, PhD
  • Richard Johnston, Minnesota Finishing Trades
  • Steve Kirkhorn, MD, MPH, FACOEM
  • James Kubisiak, MS, CIH
  • William Lohman, MD
  • Dave Mlakar, Steelworkers Union
  • Elizabeth Shogren, RN
  • Allan Williams, MPH, PhD

9
The Process
  • Followed the process of the original state asthma
    plan A Strategic Plan For Addressing Asthma in
    Minnesota
  • Recruited Advisory Workgroup participants
  • Scheduled five meetings
  • Reviewed the status of WRA at the state and
    national levels
  • Identified current gaps, barriers and challenges
  • Identified solutions goals, objectives,
    strategies

10
Results
  • Overarching goals 3
  • Increase awareness about WRA and about
    identifying and documenting WRA
  • Improve information on WRA in Minnesota to tailor
    interventions
  • Reduce exposures to asthmagens
  • Objectives - 11
  • Strategies numerous
  • List of potential partners

11
Next Steps
  • Identify individuals affiliated with the
    potential supporting organizations to become WRA
    Strategic Plan partners
  • Identify specific goals, objectives and/or
    strategies that partners will commit to
    implementing and monitoring
  • Partners will write a letter of support for this
    plan including their commitment to implement the
    selected goals, objectives and strategies from
    step 2
  • Implement selected goals, objectives, and
    strategies from step 2

12
Resources
  • American Thoracic Society (2003). Occupational
    Contribution to the Burden of Airway Disease. Am
    J Respir Crit Care Med Vol.167 pp 787-797
  • American Thoracic Society (2004). Guidelines for
    Assessing and Managing Asthma Risk at Work,
    School and Recreation. Am J Respir Crit Care Med
    Vol. 169 pp 873-881
  • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
    (1999). CDC Surveillance Summaries. MMWR
    199948(No. SS-3)
  • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
    (2005). Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance
    System Survey Data. Retrieved from
    www.cdc.gov/brfss
  • Leigh JP, Romano PS et al. (2002). Costs of
    Occupational COPD and Asthma. Chest 121264-272
  • Minnesota Department of Health (2002). A
    Strategic Plan for Addressing Asthma in
    Minnesota. Retrieved from www.health.state.mn.us/d
    ivs/hpcd/cdee/asthma/StatePlan.html

13
Contact Information
  • Laura Oatman
  • Laura.oatman_at_health.state.mn.us
  • 651-201-5914
  • MDH Asthma Program
  • www.health.state.mn.us/asthma
  • 651-201-5909
  • Toll Free 1-877-925-4189
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