An E-bulletin brought to you by The Child Welfare League of America
Grants for Inner City Asthma Intervention Awarded by CDC
On February 5, the Centers for Disease Prevention and Control awarded $2.9 million in funds to 23 sites to improve the health of inner city children who have asthma. In the new program, an asthma counselor who is also a professional social worker will work closely with the children and the affected families for an extended period of time. Over time, the counselor will assist families with problems related to the physical and emotional aspects of asthma, environmental factors that trigger asthma, adherence training, and follow-up of necessary behavioral changes. Because children in low-income and minority families experience more frequent severe asthma episodes that lead to hospitalization or death, the program is directed toward organizations that treat these populations.
This intervention by community-based health organizations is based on the National Cooperative Inner City Asthma Study, the largest asthma study of children ever completed. That preliminary study was supported by the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases.
For more information, including a list of organizations receiving grants for this project, see http://www.niaid.nih.gov/newsroom/asthmagrants.htm
Click here to see the list of past issues.
If you know of others who would like their names added to this list, please have them visit www.cwla.org/wer4kdz/wer4kdz.htm. To remove yourself from this list, send an e-mail to email@example.com with "Remove from WeR4Kdz List" in the subject line.
© Child Welfare League of America. The content of this publication may not be reproduced in any way, including posting on the Internet, without the permission of CWLA. For permission to use material from CWLA's website or publications, contact us using our website assistance form.
The contents of WeR4Kdz do not necessarily reflect the views of the Child Welfare League of America nor represent an endorsement of opinions, products, or services.