EPA Asthma Team

1301 Constitution Ave, NW, (EPA West)
20460 Washington , DC
District Of Columbia

Program Type:

Coalition, Community, Government, Health Plan, Healthcare Provider, Non-profit, School, Tribal, University, Other

Population Served:

  • White
  • African American
  • Hispanic
  • Native American
  • Other

Area Served:

  • Urban
  • Suburban
  • Rural
  • Low-Income
  • Minority


Kim Durkin
The EPA Asthma Team works to reduce the burden of asthma in the United States through partnerships, education, and awareness-building nationwide.

In response to the growing asthma problem, EPA created a national, multifaceted asthma education and outreach program to share information about environmental factors -- found indoors and outdoors -- that trigger asthma. Although there is no cure, asthma can be controlled through medical treatment and management of environmental asthma triggers. EPA's goal is to reduce exposure to indoor asthma triggers and improve the quality of life for 6.5 million people by 2012.

EPA's Asthma Program raises awareness about asthma and environmental factors that trigger asthma attacks; helps people with asthma and their families manage environmental triggers in their homes; works to reduce children's exposure to indoor asthma triggers at schools and day care centers; and promotes environmental management as a component of medical and health care asthma management practices