About Us En Español
In January 2000, the American Lung Association of New Jersey and
the New Jersey Thoracic Society initiated the formation of The
Pediatric/Adult Asthma Coalition of New Jersey (PACNJ) to act as
a statewide clearinghouse for asthma programs and services.
Today the American Lung Association of the Mid-Atlantic,
serving Delaware, New Jersey, Pennsylvania and West Virginia,
sponsors the Pediatric/Adult Asthma Coalition of New Jersey
With over 70 members on six task forces, PACNJ is working
with schools, child care providers, health care providers, health insurers,
community groups and environmental agencies to reach all individuals
in New Jersey with the most effective methods for managing their asthma.
Our programs and information are based on the “Guidelines for the Diagnosis and Management of Asthma”
from the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute.
Arthur Torre, MD
New Jersey Allergy, Asthma and Immunology Society
Private practice in Fairfield, NJ
Clatie Campbell, RRT
New Jersey Society of Respiratory Care
Phone: 908-685-8040 ext 318
Melissa Sherman, BSN, RN
Phone: 908-685-8040 ext 317
Our task forces are listed below:
Child Care Task Force
Helps child care centers and family child care providers in New Jersey take steps to control asthma.
|Community Task Force
Helps people in New Jersey who have asthma to follow their asthma plan. We also have information in Spanish.
Environmental Task Force
|Works to improve the air we breathe, inside and outside, to control asthma triggers.
Evaluation Task Force
|Evaluates PACNJ programs to measure how effective they are and to prove success.
Quality Care Task Force
Teach doctors and nurses to treat asthma using the latest advice from the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute.
|Physician Task Force
||Promotes statewide use of the PACNJ Asthma Treatment Plan and the NHLBI guidelines for the diagnosis and management of asthma.
|School Task Force
||Helps public and private schools in New Jersey take steps to control asthma.
The American Lung Association is the nation’s oldest voluntary health agency originally organized to fight tuberculosis. Since 1892, the American Lung Association of the Mid-Atlantic has been fighting lung disease through education, community service, advocacy, and research. Our mission is to prevent lung disease and promote lung health.
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