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EPA's Communities in Action Asthma Initiative supports local programs working to help people in their communities bring asthma under control. An important part of this Initiative is raising awareness that asthma is a serious, sometimes life-threatening chronic disease that can be controlled. Don't wait to take action - you can make every month Asthma Awareness Month.

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Communities in Action
  • Submit and Share: Submit, share and view activities in your area at AsthmaCommunityNetwork.org exiting EPA
  • Community Network: AsthmaCommunityNetwork.org exiting EPA is designed for community-based asthma programs to network and achieve remarkable health and quality of life improvements for people with asthma. Join the network today.
  • Resources: View all of EPA's asthma resources. Order multiple copies at no cost to give out at your event. The Resource Bank at AsthmaCommunityNetwork.org exiting EPA contains information from community-based programs across the country.

[May 1] Greenversations Blog: "Tackling Asthma: On and Off the Field" by Chris Draft

Event Planning Kit

EPA developed the Event Planning Kit to equip state and local asthma programs to hold community-based asthma awareness and action events during Asthma Awareness Month. Inside you will find ideas and helpful tips for planning and running powerful community asthma events. Be sure to check out the event spotlights to learn about successful efforts other communities had in the past. You will also find sample materials and a resource order form to use at your events.

Asthma Awareness Month Event Planning Kit (PDF) (16 pp, 5MB, about PDF).

Read the Background on EPA's Asthma Program - Press Kit PDF (3 pp, 238 K)

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