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EPA's America's Children and the Environment brings together information from a variety of sources to provide national trends and data on the environment and children's health, including asthma.
EPA has developed a national-scale, multisector report that quantifies projected health effects to children from climate change, including those related to asthma. The report considers such factors as extreme heat, air quality, changing seasons, flooding, and infectious diseases. Where possible, the analyses consider the extent to which these risks disproportionately fall on children from overburdened populations.
Using music to teach and inspire healthy behaviors, Hip Hop Public Health, the globally award-winning nonprofit co-founded by renowned neurologist, Dr. Olajide Williams and hip hop icon Doug E. Fresh, has joined forces with the National Environmental Education Foundation to create a dynamic educational multimedia collection called EMPOWER. Comprising eight original songs and animated videos, EMPOWER aims to inspire young people with asthma to take charge of their health with evidence-based, self-management skills.
Asthma attacks requiring a hospital or ER visit tend to spike each year in September, which is known as the September asthma peak. Learn how you can be proactive and reduce your risk for an asthma attack.
Do you have everything that you need to ensure students are able to manage their asthma while at school? We have several resources available that can help!
Breathe Easier With Severe Asthma: The Role of Current and Future Therapies in Reducing Exacerbations and Gaining Control of Your Symptoms
An on-demand educational video in which an expert allergist-immunologist, a patient with asthma, and a representative from the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America discuss multiple drivers involved in asthma inflammation, current management strategies, and the role of newly available biologic injectable therapies (treatments that use substances made from living organisms to treat disease).
An interactive tool to support you as you embark on your quest to provide in-home asthma services.
Let’s explore some causes of summer asthma, identify common triggers and learn summer asthma tips to avoid flare-ups.
We asked Dr. Purvi Parikh, MD, allergist and immunologist at NYU Langone and our national spokesperson, to answer important questions about air quality, wildfire smoke, and your health.
As a member of the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA), you will be able to post on our support forums, follow topics, connect with other members and more.