Who We Are

The Connecticut Asthma Initiative was developed in 2015 by the Connecticut Hospital Association's Committee on Population Health to address the problem of asthma in Connecticut.            

Led by Anne Diamond, President and CEO, Day Kimball Hospital, the initiative continues to have a positive impact on patients with chronic asthma.  It has resulted in hospital-community partnerships, an increase in the number of hospitals training staff, as well as patients, in the proper use of inhalers, warm hand-offs to primary care providers, and the use of asthma action plans.  More recently, the initiative broadened its mission to focus on identifying and addressing healthcare disparities, such as environmental or socioeconomic factors, that can result in barriers to treatment. 

Members comprise nearly 200 people from 100 organizations including hospitals, community organizations, state government, and more.  
Initiative Members: 

American Lung Association of CT
Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Connecticut
The Benjamin Buckley Memorial Foundation
The William W. Backus Hospital
Bridgeport Hospital
Bridgeport Department of Health & Social Services
Bristol Burlington Health Department
Bristol Hospital
Central CT Health District
Charter Oak Health Center
Columbia University Medical Center
Community Asthma Integrated Resource
Community Health Center, Inc.
Community Health Center Association of Connecticut
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 Area Health Education Center Program
Connecticut Association of School Based Health Centers
Connecticut Association of Directors of Health
Connecticut Association of Healthcare at Home
Connecticut Department of Social Services (DSS)
Connecticut Health Foundation
Connecticut Hospital Association
Connecticut Institute for Communities
Connecticut Nurses’ Association
Connecticut Pharmacists Association
Connecticut River Area Health District
Connecticut Valley Hospital
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 HealthCare
Hartford Hospital
Hartford Public Schools
Hispanic Center of Greater Danbury
Hispanic Health Council
Health Equity Solutions
Hospital for Special Care
The Charlotte Hungerford Hospital
The Hospital of Central Connecticut
Johnson Memorial Hospital
Lawrence and Memorial Hospital
Ledge Light Health District
Manchester Memorial Hospital
Masonicare Home Health and Hospice
Middlesex Hospital
Middletown Department of Health
Middletown Public Schools
Midstate Medical Center
Milford Health Department
Milford Hospital
Miss Porter’s School
New England Home Care
New Haven Health Department
New Milford Hospital
Naugatuck Valley Health District
North Central Regional Mental Health Board
Northeast District Department of Health
Northeast Medical Group
Norwalk Hospital
Quinnipiac Valley Health District
Rockville General Hospital
Saint Francis Hospital and Medical Center
Saint Mary’s Hospital
St. Vincent’s Medical Center
Southern CT State University
Southwest Community Health Center
State of Connecticut Department of Education
Stamford Hospital
StayWell Health Center
Stratford Department of Health
UConn Health Disparities Institute
UConn John Dempsey Hospital
University of Connecticut
UConn School of Medicine
UConn School of Pharmacy
Urban League of Greater Hartford
Visiting Nurse Association of South Central CT, Inc.
Waterbury Hospital
Waterbury Department of Public Health
Western Connecticut Health Network
Wheeler Clinic
Windham Hospital
Yale School of Medicine
Yale-New Haven Children’s Hospital
Yale New Haven Health
Yale New Haven Hospital
Yale University