Who We Are Asthma Program - Minnesota Department of Health

Who We Are
Asthma Program

Our mission

Improving asthma care and quality of life for people who have asthma.

Our vision

That all people in Minnesota who have asthma will have healthy environments and will be able to enjoy active lives because their asthma is well-controlled.


The MDH Asthma Program works with partners across the state from healthcare systems, local public health, schools, businesses, nonprofit organizations and communities with the goal to improve outcomes and quality of life for people who have asthma in Minnesota. The MDH Asthma Program works to foster communication and collaboration with existing partners and looks for opportunities to establish new connections and partners statewide.


Minnesota is one of 24 state, territorial, and municipal partners that currently receives funding and technical support from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s National Asthma Control Program. Since 1999, the MDH Asthma Program has maintained an asthma surveillance system to better understand and describe the impact of asthma. We’ve worked with partners to create asthma-friendly indoor environments and developed resources and tools for people living with asthma to increase their ability to self-manage their asthma through collaborative partnerships with health professionals.

Asthma Staff

Anne Kukowski, Program Manager

Kathleen Norlien, Environmental Research Scientist

Kelly Raatz, Communications & Program Planner

Susan Ross, RN Clinical Advisor

Asthma Program
Minnesota Department of Health
Golden Rule Building 
85 E. 7th Place, Suite 220  
PO Box 64882 
St. Paul, MN 55164-0882 
Telephone Number:  651-201-5909 or asthma@health.state.mn.us

Updated Monday, 24-Aug-2020 11:12:54 CDT