Who We Are

The Connecticut Asthma Initiative was developed by the Connecticut Hospital Association's Committee on Population Health to address the problem of asthma in Connecticut.            

The Vision of the initiative is to:

  • Eliminate mortality due to asthma.
  • Ensure that no one in Connecticut unnecessarily limits his or her life because of asthma.

The Goals are to:

  • Improve access and appropriate care by partnering with the community.
  • Reduce asthma hospitalizations and ED visits.
  • Significantly advance progress toward health equity for asthma care and outcomes by 2017.

The initiative is led by Anne Diamond, President and CEO, Day Kimball Hospital.  Members comprise nearly 100 people from 60 organizations including hospitals, community organizations, state government, and more.  
Initiative Members: 
American Lung Association of CT
The William W. Backus Hospital
Bridgeport Hospital
Bristol Hospital
Central CT Health District
Community Asthma Integrated Resource
Community Health and Wellness Center of Greater Torrington
Community Health Network of CT (CHN)
Connecticut Children’s Medical Center
Cornell Scott-Hill Health Corporation
Connecticut Association pf School Based Health Centers
Connecticut Association of Directors of Health
Connecticut Department of Social Services (DSS)
Connecticut Health Foundation
Connecticut Hospital Association
Connecticut Pharmacists Association
Danbury Hospital
Day Kimball Hospital
John Dempsey Hospital
Connecticut Department of Public Health (CT DPH)
Eastern Connecticut Health Network
Gaylord Hospital
Greenwich Hospital
Griffin Hospital
Hartford Hospital
Hispanic Health Council
Hospital for Special Care
The Charlotte Hungerford Hospital
The Hospital of Central Connecticut
Johnson Memorial Hospital
Lawrence and Memorial Hospital
Ledge Light Health District
Masonicare Home Health and Hospice
Middlesex Hospital
Midstate Medical Center
Milford Health Department
Milford Hospital
New Haven Health Department
New Milford Hospital
Naugatuck Valley Health District
Northeast District Department of Health 
Norwalk Hospital
Saint Francis Hospital and Medical
Saint Mary’s Hospital
St. Vincent’s Medical Center
Southern CT State University
Southwest Community Health Center
Stamford Hospital
UConn Health Disparities Institute
UConn Health John Dempsey Hospital
UConn School of Medicine
UConn School of Pharmacy
Visiting Nurse Association of South Central CT, Inc.
Waterbury Hospital
Waterbury Department of Health
Windham Hospital
Yale School of Medicine
Yale-New Haven Children’s Hospital 
Yale-New Haven Hospital