Improving Health in Communities
EPA mobilizes community asthma programs, health professionals, health insurers, school nurses, health departments and others to identify and use the most effective community-based strategies for improving health outcomes for asthma and delivering high-quality asthma care to everyone in need. Our goal is to ensure that environmental management of asthma triggers is integrated into overall asthma education programs.
AsthmaCommunityNetwork.org offers community-based asthma programs and health practitioners a website to connect and share resources and strategies for improving asthma care. The website is sponsored by EPA in partnership with Allies Against Asthma, a program of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the Merck Childhood Asthma Network. Inc. (MCAN), a nonprofit organization funded by the Merck Company Foundation. Visit www.AsthmaCommunityNetwork.org
- Asthma Change Package: The System for Delivering High Quality Asthma Care contains proven strategies and approaches for community-based asthma programs that lead to improved health outcomes and program sustainability. Read more.
The National Environmental Leadership Award in Asthma Management recognizes three programs annually for delivering excellent environmental asthma management as part of their comprehensive asthma care services. Visit www.epa.gov/asthma/awards.html
Asthma Awareness Month is a global effort to help people learn how to control asthma. EPA provides cost-free event planning materials. Visit www.epa.gov/asthma/awareness.html
The National Childhood Asthma Media Campaign is a national public service effort created in collaboration with the Ad Council. The Campaign informs the public about how to prevent asthma attacks. The website NoAttacks.org offers downloadable radio, print and television public service announcements in English, Spanish and Tribal languages. Visit www.noattacks.org [En Ataque de Asma]