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All About Asthma: Frequently Asked Questions

2009 | Download


Asthma is a serious public health problem throughout the world and the most common chronic disease among children. Created by PHI's Regional Asthma Management and Prevention program, this fact sheet provides answers to frequently asked questions, including:  

  • What is asthma?
  • Why is childhood asthma an important health issue?
  • Why does asthma disproportionately impact low-income communities of color?
  • Why are children especially vulnerable to environmental asthma triggers?
  • Why should advocates and practitioners focus on reducing environmental triggers of asthma through policy change?

Read the FAQ.