Healthy Kids: The Key to Basics is an advocacy, consulting, resource, and referral service dedicated to overcoming barriers to health and education for students with asthma and other chronic health conditions. Services and programs include crisis intervention, resource and referral, strategic guidance, and technical assistance to parents, educators, health professionals, and policy makers. Resources, publications, presentations, and success stories are available at http://www.healthy-kids.info.
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