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Childhood asthma is a major public health problem with rates highest among minorities, families with low-education attainment, and among those who reside in low-income communities. In Northern Manhattan, childhood asthma rates are three times the national average. Despite proximity to a large academic medical center, gaps in culturally appropriate asthma care and related supports lead to significant health risks for local children with asthma and compromised quality of life for their families.

To date, program staff have enrolled more than 1,000 families of children with poorly controlled asthma, the majority of whom received a comprehensive home environmental assessment, trigger reducing tips, asthma information, and on-going support. Among all program graduates to date, hospitalizations decreased by 70%, emergency department visits decreased by 55%, and nearly 100% of caregivers reported feeling able to manage their child's asthma.

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For information about how to enroll and the next asthma workshop contact us:
Phone: (212) 305-2998
Adriana Matiz, MD
Luz Adriana Matiz, MD
Medical Director
WIN for Asthma
Phone: (212) 342-1917
lam2048@columbia.edu
Carmen Cruz, CHW
Carmen Cruz, CHW
Supervisor
WIN for Asthma
Phone: (212) 305-2998
cac9152@nyp.org

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