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Asthma

Federal Agencies and Organizations Addressing Environmental Asthma

Federal and Partner Organization Resources

EPA works with federal agencies, national nonprofit organizations and EPA regional offices to encourage integration of outreach and education on environmental asthma triggers.

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Federal Agencies

EPA works closely with these federal partners to advance asthma control and care in communities across the country.

To learn more about a federal interagency collaboration to help ensure healthy homes and communities exist for our children, visit the President's Task Force on Environmental Health Risks and Safety Risks to Children.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

National Institutes of Health (NIH)

U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD)

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National Organizations

EPA collaborates with these organizations, through multi-year cooperative agreements, to prevent asthma attacks, emergency room visits and other poor health outcomes by increasing the number of people, especially children and low income and minority individuals, with asthma taking actions to reduce their exposure to environmental triggers. Learn about these funded projects:

Green & Healthy Home Initiatives, Baltimore, MD
The Green & Healthy Home Initiatives (GHHI) is a non-profit organization that integrates energy, and health and safety-based housing interventions in lower income households. GHHI is a national leader in evaluating the business case for environmental services for asthma. GHHI will lead a national effort with fifteen asthma programs to develop their capacity to deliver comprehensive environmental asthma services. Also, GHHI’s 2020 goal is to assist ten of these programs in structuring business transactions so that they are reimbursed by state Medicaid or health plan business partners.

Public Health Institute, Oakland, CA
The Public Health Institute (PHI) generates and promotes research, leadership, and partnerships to build capacity for strong public health programs. PHI’s Regional Asthma Management and Prevention (RAMP) project promotes comprehensive strategies for reducing asthma and asthma disparities that include clinical management and environmental protection. The RAMP project will increase the engagement of school- based health centers in the environmental management of asthma. RAMP will support two learning collaboratives—one to further identify best practices and one to conduct demonstration projects based on best practices. The RAMP project will develop a tool that highlights tips for success and will strengthen the network of partners advocating for sustainable financing for in-home asthma interventions. The project will also develop a tool to educate health plans about how to effectively provide such services to their beneficiaries with poorly controlled asthma.

EPA also works closely with these organizations, which play an important role in asthma control.

The following links are to non-federal government sites. Exit

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