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At least nineteen Illinois cases are now linked to the reports of elevated lead levels in recalled cinnamon applesauce pouches. To learn more about the recall, go to If you or a family member consumed this product, consult your health care provider.

Asthma Surveillance

Surveillance activities include monitoring asthma prevalence, quality of life issues, hospitalizations, emergency department visits, and mortality. This data is important in planning education and intervention programs and in developing policies necessary for preventing and controlling asthma in the future.

Asthma Burden Reports and Updates

The program regularly convenes a Surveillance and Evaluation Workgroup to review sources of asthma data. Periodically, asthma burden reports are released to report on asthma data trends. For more information, or to become involved with the workgroup, please call 217-782-3300. 

Illinois Asthma State Plan

The Illinois Department of Public Health has been addressing asthma in Illinois for more than 20 years. Every five years, the program and members of the Illinois Asthma Partnership release a strategic state plan. The program is currently implementing its 5th edition of Addressing Asthma in Illinois, the 2021-2026 Illinois Asthma State Plan.