Asthma Advocacy Program

Child Health Advocacy and Safety

Asthma Advocacy Program

Contact Information

Kathleen Shanovich

(608) 262-8060


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Facts About Asthma

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The Asthma Advocacy Program is a local affiliate of the Wisconsin Asthma Coalition.

The American Family Children’s Hospital Asthma Advocacy Program in Madison, Wisconsin, is a partnership of health care providers committed to reducing the burden of asthma in Dane County. This includes improving the health of people with asthma, and reducing asthma's impact on the health care system and wider community.

Support is provided for asthma clinical care, education and research programs.

Asthma Clinical Care

  • School Asthma Clinic: Comprehensive asthma care offered to school-aged children, with ongoing case management by school nurses. To schedule a child in the School Asthma Clinic, call (608) 262-8060.
  • Pediatric Advanced Asthma Care Clinic: Joint clinic for children with difficult-to-control asthma staffed by pediatric allergy and pediatric pulmonary providers at UW Health West Clinic. Call (608) 263-6180 for more information.

Asthma Education

  • Asthma and food allergy education for childcare providers: One-hour program featuring both asthma and food allergy education (one continuing education credit offered).
  • Asthma and food allergy outreach: Education programs available for community health partners, including school health services.
  • Madison Asthma Camp: A one-day camp held in June for school-aged children providing education about asthma, nutrition and exercise. For more information about Madison Asthma Camp, please contact Kathleen Shanovich at (608) 262-8060.
  • Out Run Asthma 5K: Out Run Asthma is a charity 5K run/walk designed to raise community awareness about asthma and promote local education opportunities. All proceeds raised will go toward Madison Asthma Camp. Learn more and register for the event
  • UW Health online asthma and food allergy resources:

Asthma Clinical Research

Learn more about current research studies by calling 1-877-WI-ASTHMA (1-877-942-7846).