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Ohio Surveillance System for Asthma

Asthma surveillance is the ongoing collection, analysis, and interpretation of asthma-related data. The Ohio Surveillance System for Asthma (OSSA) is a repository of Ohio asthma data resources established by Ohio Department of Health to inform its programs and serve as a resource for others.

OSSA provides access to high quality population-based data on asthma morbidity, mortality, risk factors and disease management for:

  • Monitoring asthma occurrence and trends, and describing the physical and economic burden of asthma in Ohio

  • Identifying high-risk populations for asthma in Ohio

  • Planning and evaluating interventions and programs to control the burden of asthma

Asthma Surveillance Pyramid

Asthma Surveillance Pyramid: Types of data used to describe the burden of asthma in Ohio.

See OSSA data in action for a detailed brochure.  

See Asthma Myths vs. Facts Poster for an interesting look at common myths about asthma and find out why they are untrue. 

If you have questions or require additional information, please contact the ODH Asthma Program at (614) 728-3620 or

Last Updated: 1/7/16