In this section, you’ll find checklists, fact sheets, reports, and online links for a variety of audiences. Use the navigation bar on the left to see relevant resources. Links to additional external resources can be found below.
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Links to external resources
Asthma Community Network
This online Network is designed for community-based asthma programs and organizations that sponsor them—including representatives of health plans and providers, government health and environmental agencies, nonprofits, coalitions, schools and more. (Visit the Asthma Community Network’s Resource Bank–login required)
Childhood Asthma Leadership Coalition
The Childhood Asthma Leadership Coalition brings together leading advocates and experts in diverse fields to help policymakers meet this challenge and improve the health of America’s children.
- Download CALC’s one-pager outlining the new Medicaid regulation regarding reimbursement for provider-recommended services.
- Download CALC’s Pathways to Medicaid Reimbursement for Pediatric Services to learn about various strategies available to states as they seek ways of supporting community asthma management.
Environmental Protection Agency – Asthma
EPA promotes scientific understanding of environmental asthma triggers and ways to manage asthma in community settings through research, education and outreach. With federal, state and local partners, we are building the nation’s capacity to control asthma and manage exposure to indoor and outdoor pollutants linked to asthma. Our purpose is to build knowledge and awareness to improve the quality of life for millions of Americans with asthma.
(Visit EPA’s Air and Radiation page.)
Lowell Center for Sustainable Production
Lead by Dr. Polly Hoppin, the Lowell Center for Sustainable Production promotes communities, workplaces, and products to be healthy, humane, and respectful of natural systems. From its first project in Lawrence, Massachusetts, the Center has grown to become an internationally recognized resource in developing and piloting more sustainable forms of production and consumption. They promote environmentally sound systems of production and consumption by using rigorous science and innovative strategies to develop practical solutions. They are committed to working collaboratively with citizen groups, workers, businesses, institutions, and governments to build healthy work environments, thriving communities, and viable businesses and institutions that support a more sustainable world.
Merck Childhood Asthma Network
The Merck Childhood Asthma Network, Inc. (MCAN), a nonprofit, 501(c)(3) organization, is the only private foundation solely focused on addressing the complex and growing problem of childhood asthma in the United States. The Merck Childhood Asthma Network, Inc. (MCAN), a nonprofit, 501(c)(3) organization, is the only private foundation solely focused on addressing the complex and growing problem of childhood asthma in the United States. MCAN is a respected authority, effective catalyst and influential advocate for children with asthma. Through research, community programs and partnerships, MCAN is working to:
- Improve access to and the quality of asthma healthcare for children, especially those who are vulnerable and medically underserved
- Advocate for policies that expedite implementation, dissemination and sustainability of evidence-based asthma care
- Increase awareness and knowledge of asthma and quality asthma care