Utah Asthma Program
Utah Asthma Program

Utah Asthma Task Force

Background | Leadership | Current Projects | Past ATF Successes | Meeting Minutes


The ATF Background | Top

The Utah Asthma Task Force was formed in 2001. It is comprised of health professionals, educators, and community members that collaborate to improve asthma care and management in Utah.

Task Force meetings are generally held quarterly each year. The meetings are an opportunity to learn current asthma practices, research, and resources in Utah, and to network and collaborate with other state partners in asthma related projects.

The Utah Asthma Program also hosts a listserv for the Task Force and provides periodic updates on current asthma opportunities and Task Force meetings.

Please join us at our next Task Force meeting:

ATFDate: First Tuesday of February, June, and October

Time: 7:30am - 9:00am

Location: UDOH Cannon Building

The Task Force is currently updating the Utah Asthma State Plan and determining project focuses for 2016-2017. Please contact Brittany Guerra (bguerra@utah.gov) for more details and to join the listserv.


Current ATF Leadership 2016-2018 | Top

Tiffany Brinton


Asthma Program Coordinator, SLCHD


Nichole Shepard


Asthma & Arthritis Program Manager, UDOH


BettySue Hinkson

Policy Liaison

EPICC School Nurse Consultant, UDOH


Brittany Guerra


Asthma Health Program Specialist, UDOH


Megan Broekemeier

Note Taker

Environmental Epidemiology Health Educator, UDOH




Project Groups for 2016-2017 | Top

ATF Advisory Board

Education in Schools Work Group

Community Outreach Work Group


2016-2017 Task Force Successes | Top


2015-2016 Asthma Task Force Successes

Notable Past Task Force Achievements

  • 2016-2017: The Asthma Task Force successfully planned and held the Asthma World Cafe Meeting to review the 2012-2016 Asthma State Plan and to discuss past, current, and future projects to help shape the Utah Asthma Plan.
  • 2015-2016: The Health System Group successfully developed and piloted the Utah Asthma Community Health Worker (CHW) Training module. The 2 day discussion-based training covers asthma basics, asthma medication and devices, self-management and control of asthma, asthma trigger assessment and reduction, and motivational interviewing in the Utah asthma context. The Utah Asthma CHW Training will seek approval to be continuing education for CHWs that achieve state CHW certification.
  • 2015-2016: The Healthy Homes Group developed and successfully began implementing the Utah Asthma Home Visiting Program. The Program is currently being offered through the local health departments in Utah and Salt Lake Counties. Learn more about the program here.
  • 2013: The Utah Asthma Task Force successfully developed the Asthma School Form. This form includes both the asthma action plan and the medication authorization and self-administration form and is an easy to use form for families of kids with asthma.

Previous Task Force Meeting Minutes | Top

Meetings and Meeting Notes