WHO WE ARE
Asthma Community & Network in New York State
The Hudson Valley Asthma Coalition (HVAC) is a consortium of professionals and community members who work to improve the management of asthma among children in Dutchess, Orange, Sullivan, Ulster, and Westchester counties in the Hudson Valley in New York State.
HVAC envisions communities in which all children with asthma and their families receive quality health care, manage their asthma well, and live healthy and active lives. HVAC is a program of the American Lung Association in New York and is funded by a grant from the New York State Department of Health.
We partner with health care practices, hospitals, schools, child care centers and other community settings, providing resources and implementing projects that will enhance the capacity of medical professionals and schools to offer state-of-the-art, evidence-based asthma education and treatment. By doing so, we seek to improve asthma outcomes in children and lower the need for asthma–related hospitalizations, emergency department visits, and school absences.
Our membership is comprised of individuals and organizations from throughout the Hudson Valley, including physicians, nurses, respiratory therapists, public health professionals, parents, and other community members.