Asthma & Allergies

Asthma is a serious, sometimes life-threatening chronic respiratory disease that affects the quality of life for almost 25 million Americans, including an estimated 7 million children. Although there is no cure for asthma, asthma can be controlled through medical treatment and management of environmental triggers.


All of us working as professionals in housing departments, air and environment programs, and health clinics have a role to play in improving asthma outcomes. No single initiative or new treatment is the answer - it's the process and perspective of continual improvement that will keep us moving in the right direction.