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Asthma is a serious, life-threatening respiratory disease that affects millions of Americans, accounting for nearly 2 million emergency department visits each year. In response to the growing asthma problem, EPA created a national, multifaceted education and outreach initiative to share information about indoor and outdoor environmental factors that trigger asthma. Although there is no cure, asthma can be controlled through medical treatment and management of environmental asthma triggers.

Read Asthma Facts (PDF) (2 pp., 123 K, about PDF) Hoja de Datos sobre Asma (PDF) (2 pp., 183 K, Disponible en PDF)

Join AsthmaCommunityNetwork.org exiting EPA to talk with other practitioners, access an extensive resource bank and watch archived Webinars to help you develop a comprehensive home visit program.

EPA and its federal partners are working to build the nation's capacity to manage asthma by providing information about treatment guidelines to individuals and families, health care providers, and in community settings where we live, work and play.

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Asthma Awareness Month Event Planning Kit

Managing Asthma in the School Environment

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