(July 2015) Welcome! DCAsthma.org
provides a gateway to asthma programs and activities
in the District of Columbia, Maryland, Virginia, and beyond. For more information, contact Lisa A. Gilmore
(LinkedIn and bio) at
firstname.lastname@example.org or (202) 415-1962.
Copyright: The Daily Show
Contributed photo, The
in Breathe DC's Camp Breathe Happy
for children with asthma ages 8-12. Request an application
online, or apply by
phone at (202) 574-6789 or by email (see
flyer). Not in
a camp near you through the
Consortium of Children's Asthma
See the Daily Show clip:
Along Came Pollen (Aired
May 27, 2015, 5:03). An allergy tsunami? The worse allergy season ever?
the Daily Show's Jon Stewart asks Mike Tringale of the Asthma and
Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA).
Indeed, each allergy
season really may be getting worse year after year, and global warming
plays a part.
York teen with ‘beautiful heart’ dies from asthma complications.
(By Andrew Dys, The Herald, Rock Hill, SC, Jul. 2, 2015). Condolences to
family and friends of Stevie Brandon Davis of York, SC, age 14. Stevie’s
mother, Chrissy Thomas, donated his organs to help others, “I wanted his
beautiful heart to keep beating in someone else.”
Nearly 10 people die of asthma each day in the U.S., reports CDC. Get
tips for controlling asthma from the NHLBI.
Lisa A. Gilmore of DCAsthma.org provided tips
and insights for these media stories:
Photo: Katherine Frey, The
Copyright 2014 Nexstar Broadcasting, Inc.
Photo: Jahi Chikwendiu,
The Washington Post
Don’t let asthma keep you from exercising (By Mike Plunkett, The
Washington Post, Dec. 8, 2014):
“Exercise and staying fit is recommended with asthma, whether it is
adult-onset or exercise-induced,” said Lisa Gilmore.
Five Ways to Control Asthma with Lisa A. Gilmore in
Mediaplanet's Asthma &
Allergy Awareness insert (The Washington Post, May 5, 2014)
News: Asthma & Poverty in D.C. video with Dr. Elena Reece, Howard
University Hospital, and Dr. Michael LeNoir, President, National Medical
Association (Produced by Erika Edwards, NBC, January 2, 2014, 2:29)
Children’s Hospital aims to cut asthma-related ER visits
Schulte, The Washington Post, Oct. 12, 2013): "Controlling asthma
requires ongoing coaching," said Lisa Gilmore.
now open for the Association of Asthma Educators Annual Conference
to be held on July 31 through August 2, 2015, in Anaheim, California.
AAE Conference Brochure for the three-day agenda.
Many Children with Asthma Have Reaction to Peanuts, But Do Not Know It
according to a study released at the
American Thoracic Society 2015 International Conference.
Patient education essential for improving asthma control
since “Improper administration of metered-dose inhalers (MDIs) has
been strongly correlated with a patient's ability to control their
asthma,” according to a study released at the
American Academy of Physician Assistants 2015 meeting. See
videos on how to use your asthma inhaler from CDC.
National Governors Association's
Health Investments That Pay Off: Strategies for Addressing Asthma in
to implement and finance asthma-based interventions.
The Asthma and
Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA) recently released the
2015 Asthma CapitalsTM report, ranking the 100 most challenging cities to live in
the United States with asthma.|
Get the latest NACI In the Know enewsletter
from the NHLBI's
National Asthma Control Initiative. The
Spring 2015 issue includes: Spotlight on New Bilingual Asthma
Resources - Spring 2015 Spanish Asthma Action Plans; and Update on HHC
Woodhull Medical and Mental Health Center, a former NACI Demonstration
31, 2015) A
disease management programs for adults with asthma
found evidence of their potential effectiveness when compared with
usual care. The study suggests that these programs can improve
asthma-specific quality of life, asthma severity, and
Did you know that all 50 states
and D.C. now have self-carry laws
for asthma and anaphylaxis medications?
Some states also allow schools to stock emergency supplies of asthma
and/or anaphylaxis medications. See Schools
for about D.C.'s
Student Access to Treatment Act of 2007. See also the Allergy & Asthma Network’s
state self-medication laws
state laws on stock epinephrine
and the American Lung Association's
Improving Access to Asthma Medication in Schools:
Laws, policies, practices and recommendations
to find out where your state stands on life-saving asthma and
anaphylaxis medications in school.
Watch or order the
Respirar es vida" ("A Breath of Life") video from the NHLBI to
learn how Jose, his parents, doctor, nurse, promotora (community health
educator), teacher, school nurse, and coach join forces to help Jose
control his asthma. The video is recorded in Spanish and captioned in
English and Spanish.
you know that tobacco smoke can trigger a life-threatening asthma attack?
Get free resources from
www.smokefree.gov or call 1-800-QUIT-NOW (1-800-784-8669) or in
Need local data? Partners?
Health Matters!, a one-stop
resource for online access to asthma and other community health