Healthy Home, Healthy Child, Inc. - The Westside Children's Asthma Partnership
Based on previous pediatric asthma initiatives in Westside Chicago, Melissa Gutierrez and Helen Margellos-Anast of the Sinai Urban Health Institute determined that basic asthma interventions were associated with improved health outcomes. Building on this knowledge, they developed a rigorous environmental component to their interventions and created their EPA award-winning program, Healthy Home, Healthy Child, Inc., (HHHC).
How Maine's Public Housing Authorities Became 100% Smoke-Free
Learn how the Maine Smoke-Free Housing Coalition led the way for Maine to become the first in the country with smoke-free public housing policies statewide. Listen to Coalition founder Tina Pettingill and Coalition Director Sarah Mayberry’s remarkable story of how they engaged tenants and property owners, and find out how you can replicate their success in your state and community.
The Role of Community Health Workers in Asthma Control
Dr. Tyra Bryant-Stephens discusses the role of community health workers in effective home-based asthma education.
Asthma Management in the Healthy Homes Movement
Rebecca Morley, Executive Director of the National Center for Healthy Housing speaks about the healthy homes movement and how it relates to asthma management.
Part II - Program Evaluation
Brian Kasher and Beth Burton of Charlotte-Mecklenburg School District discuss how they incorporate evaluation into their IAQ Program, and how it has lead to their programmatic success.
Asthma Disparities in Underserved Populations
Gillian Mittelstaedt from the Tulalip Indoor Air Program and Jerry Hause from the Cowlitz Weatherization Assistance Program in Washington state discuss their experiences controlling asthma in the Northwest and in tribal communities who are disproportionately affected by asthma.
A Podcast Interview with Nancy Sander, Allergy and Asthma Network Mothers of Asthmatics
For the past 25 years, Allergy and Asthma Network Mothers of Asthmatics (AANMA) has been working to help curb asthma and allergy attacks in children and provide families with the tools and resources needed to control asthma. Nancy Sander, founder of AANMA, speaks about what inspired her to start this organization and how she led the campaign for students to have the right to carry and self-administer their asthma medications at school.
Part I - Making a Difference in School-Based Asthma Management
Brian Kasher, Manager of Environmental Health and Safety for Charlotte-Mecklenburg School District, and Beth Burton, an Asthma Management Nurse who leads the school district’s asthma education program, discuss how collaboration between their programs helps make a positive difference in addressing asthma throughout their school district.
Healthy Home, Healthy Child, Inc. - The Westside Children's Asthma Partnership
How Maine's Public Housing Authorities Became 100% Smoke-Free



Cleveland’s HUD-funded Case Healthy Homes & Patients Program (CHHAP) is an innovative community collaboration that achieved significant cost savings and improved outcomes among children with asthma. In this webinar Dr. Dorr Dearborn and Stuart Greenberg will discuss how CHHAP’s successful blend of in-home asthma education and targeted healthy homes remediation led to a 58.6 percent decrease in hospitalizations of children with asthma.

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May is Asthma Awareness Month

Participate in Asthma Awareness Month!

Each May, thousands of organizations across the U.S. join together for Asthma Awareness Month (AAM) in an effort to increase public awareness and improve the lives of children and families with asthma. Be part of this national effort to get asthma under control in communities nationwide!

Use the tools and resources identified below to plan and promote your program’s AAM activities and events.

Browse AAM Events

Check out the Events Calendar and use the widget on the lower left of the page to search for AAM events in your community!

Join the national effort in promoting Asthma Awareness. Put this widget on your Web page. Click here for the code!

Identify Partners in Your Community

Search the Community Program Profiles on to find programs in your area to partner with and host events. Promote your events by posting them on the Events Calendar!

Find and Share Resources

Search the Resource Bank to inform your program’s work. The Resource Bank has everything from checklists and asthma action plans to education and outreach materials and community health worker tools.

To search for what you need, use the advanced search feature:

  1. Visit the Resource Bank.
  2. Click on the “show advanced search” button.
  3. Check the boxes under “Resource Category,” “Resource Type,” “Language,” “Literacy Level,” and “Target Audience” based on your resource needs.
  4. Click the “search” button at the bottom of the page.
  5. To start a new search, click the “start new search button.”

To share your program’s resources:

  1. Visit the Resource Bank.
  2. In the green box on the page, click the "add your resource" button.
  3. Complete the fields and upload your resource.
  4. Make sure to click the "save" button at the bottom of the page to add your resource.
  5. To add another resource, simply repeat steps 1-4 above.

Check out these Top Five Resources:

  1. The Breathe Easies
    EPA Asthma Team
  2. Putting Together the Pieces to Manage Childhood Asthma
    Merck Childhood Asthma Network, Inc.
  3. Help Your Child Gain Control Over Asthma
    EPA Asthma Team
  4. The Asthma Organizer
    Allergy & Asthma Network Mothers of Asthmatics
  5. Dusty the Asthma Goldfish and his Asthma Triggers Funbook
    EPA Asthma Team

Plan AAM Events

Download EPA’s Asthma Awareness Month Event Planning Kit, which features new ideas for outreach and awareness activities, tips for working with the media, success stories and much more.

Add AAM Events

Publicize your community’s AAM Event on the Events Calendar. Make sure to designate it as an "Asthma Awareness Month" event so others can easily recognize that your event is part of this national effort.

Have Multiple Events?
Add each event separately to maximize your marketing impact. You’ll also be able to track how many people RSVP for each event.

Read and Share AAM Stories

After your event takes place, let other members know how it went by writing a blog post. This is a quick, easy way to share your successes with the community. You can even upload pictures from your events! Your stories can also help others in planning their own successful events.

View Popular Videos, Podcasts and Webinars

Check out the videos, podcasts and webinars pages to learn about variety of asthma management topics.

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