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Breathe DC and its coalition works to improve lung health in the District of Columbia. Contact: Breathe DC, (202) 574-6789.


Childhood Asthma Leadership Coalition is national multi-sector coalition led by the George Washington University (GWU) and First Focus. Contact: GWU/First Focus, 202-657-0670.


DC Control Asthma Now (DC CAN), DC Department of Health. Contact: LaVerne Hawkins Jones, MPH, Program Manager, Asthma Program Manager, (202) 442-9151.


IMPACT DC (Improving Pediatric Asthma Care in the District of Columbia) is a pediatric asthma surveillance, research, and intervention project located at Children’s National Medical Center and at the Children's Health Project located in the Town Hall Education, Arts, and Recreation Campus (THEARC). 


Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America, Maryland-Greater Washington, DC Chapter. Contact: Susan Sweitzer, Executive Director, (410) 484-2054


Maryland Asthma Control Program, Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene. Contact: Rachel M. Hess-Mutinda, MSW, Asthma Program Coordinator, (410) 767-2196


Virginia Asthma Coalition (VAC). Contact: Stuart Tousman, VAC President, (540) 985-8371.

Federal and National Asthma Initiatives


CDC's National Asthma Control Program supports state asthma programs. Findings from the CDC's Controlling Asthma in American Cities Project, It Takes a Community: Controlling Asthma in American Cities, are now available as a special edition of the February issue of the Journal of Urban Health.


EPA's AsthmaCommunityNetwork.org Communities in Action provides real-time access to podcasts, webinars, tools for asthma programs, and other resources. The Asthma Community Network is supported by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency in partnership with the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation's Allies Against Asthma program and the Merck Childhood Asthma Network, Inc. (MCAN).


NHLBI's National Asthma Control Initiative (NACI) offers the quarterly NACI In the Know e-newsletter and promotes implementation of the asthma clinical guidelines, six priority actions for controlling asthma from the Guidelines Implementation Panel Report, and asthma public education materials.


HUD's Health Homes Program addresses multiple childhood diseases and injuries in the home, including a variety of environmental health and safety concerns, such as mold, lead, allergens, asthma, carbon monoxide, home safety, pesticides, and radon.


Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute's Asthma Evidence to Action Network (Asthma E2AN) aims to enhance the usefulness and relevance of asthma research, and increase the likelihood that study findings will be adopted to provide patients and caregivers with information to make informed healthcare decisions, improve the delivery of asthma care, and reduce persistent disparities in asthma outcomes.

Former NCAC Member Organizations

Advantage Healthplan Inc.

Allergy & Asthma Network Mothers of Asthmatics

Alliance for Healthy Homes

American Lung Association of DC

Amerigroup, Mid-Atlantic

Assembly of Petworth

Association of Clinicians for the Underserved

Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America, Maryland-DC Chapter

AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals

B.E.A.T. for Health (Building Educational Alternatives Together for Health)

Campaigns Plus

Careguide Systems, Inc.

The Carpet & Rug Institute

Chartered Family Health Center

Chartered Health Plan

Children’s Health Center-Shaw, Children’s National Medical Center

Children’s Environmental Health Network

Children’s Health Project of DC

Children’s School Services (DC School Nurses)

Coalition for Environmentally Safe Communities

Columbia Heights/Shaw Family Support Collaborative

Community Academy Public Charter School

Community Outreach for Asthma Care at Howard University

Community Services Network, Inc.


CVS Health Connection

DC Action for Children – DC Covering Kids & Families

DC AHEC - District of Columbia Area Health Education Center

DC Department of Health (DOH) Air Quality Division

DOH Primary Care and Prevention Administration, DC Control Asthma Now Program

DOH Maternal and Family Health Administration

DOH Tobacco Control Program

DC Department of Human Services, Office of Early Childhood Development, DC Head Start State Collaboration

DC Hospital Association

DC Primary Care Association

DC Public Schools

Directors of Health Promotion and Education

Economic Opportunity Studies

George Washington Physician Assistant Program

Georgetown University Hospital (KIDS Mobile Medical Clinic)


Global Environmental Options, LLC

Health Information Partners

Health Right, Inc.

Health Services for Children with Special Needs, Inc.

The Housekeeping Channel LLC

Howard University College of Medicine

Howard University Hospital

The HSC Foundation

The HSC Pediatric Center (formerly The Hospital for Sick Children)

IMPACT DC (Improving Pediatric Asthma Care in the District of Columbia)

Institute for the Advancement of Multicultural & Minority Medicine

Lead Safe DC/National Nursing Centers Consortium

Maryland Department of Health & Mental Hygiene

Mayor’s Office on Latino Affairs

Medicaid Health Plans of America

Medical Society of the District of Columbia

Metro Asthma Allergy Center at Chartered Family Health Center

Mid-Atlantic Center for Children’s Health and the Environment

National Children’s Museum

o.c.e.a.n.s. vision


The Soap and Detergent Association

Society for Public Health Education, National Capital Chapter

Student Support Center (supports DC Public Charter Schools)

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Public Health and Science, Mid-Atlantic Regional Office

United Planning Organization

University of the District of Columbia Cooperative Extension Service

Washington Child Development Council

Washington Hospital Center

Washington Tennis & Education Foundation

Whitman-Walker Clinic

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