"Asthma-Friendly Child Care"
Program Type:Community, Non-profit
Our "Asthma-Friendly Child Care" project reduces the incidence of asthma, asthma related complications and hospitalizations among children who are in child care settings. Our project provides asthma prevention and management training to child care providers and parents through individualized on-site consultation and group trainings. Training and resources are provided in Spanish, Chinese and English. The project focuses on reducing asthma triggers by providing education about common triggers and practical tips for removing them. We also developed and distribute a "Green Cleaning Kit" to promote safe, homemade alternatives to common toxic cleaning products. As a result of project activities, parents and child care providers eliminate asthma triggers and provide better prevention and management, leading to fewer serious asthma attacks.