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Potomac Gardens Community Day 2007

Saturday, May 5, 2007

NCAC co-hosted the First Annual Potomac Gardens Community Day attended by more than 200 public housing residents in southeast DC (Ward 6) in alliance with the Potomac Gardens Resident Councils, DC Housing Authority, DC Health Department, Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), University of the District of Columbia (UDC) Cooperative Extension Service, and UDC Nursing and Allied Health Respiratory Program. The event launched our coalition's asthma and environmental home visiting program. We also thank our coalition partners who helped to make the health fair hosted at the event a success, including Georgetown University Hospital/MedStarHealth’s KIDS Mobile Medical Clinic (which has provided medical care to Potomac Gardens families for more seven years), CVS/pharmacy, Howard University College of Medicine (asthma screenings), Coalition for Environmentally Safe Communities, UDC’s Department of Nursing and Allied Health Respiratory Therapy Program, National Children’s Museum, AMERIGROUP District of Columbia, Chartered Health Plan, Inc., Health Right, Inc., Health Services for Children with Special Needs, Inc., Environmental Justice students from The George Washington University, Community Action Group, and Metro TeenAIDS, among other health and social service providers.

EPA Press Brief 5/5/07 (PDF, 35 KB, 2 pages) NCAC and University of District of Columbia team up on home asthma and integrated pest management project.

Flyer - Potomac Gardens Community Day (PDF, 315 KB, 1 page)

Feria del Asma (2nd Annual) Asthma Fair 2006

Domingo, 21 de Mayo • Sunday, May 21, 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM

Our 2nd annual Feria del Asma was a great success! Altogether, 234 children and adults from DC's Latino community received health screenings, counseling, and information about health and social services at this fun and informative event held at DC Parks and Recreation Headquarters in Columbia Heights. Joining us were 66 volunteers who interacted with local residents at 26 exhibitor and screening stations, including the Chartered Health Plan Wellness Van and Mary’s Center for Maternal and Child Health’s Mama & Baby Bus. We thank our Education Committee for organizing this activity; DC Department of Health, Advisory Neighborhood Commission 1A, and Rx4DC for co-sponsoring our event; and Howard Consulting Group, Inc. for donating lunches for our volunteers.

Media Advisory 5/10/06 (Word, 1 page, 122 KB) "Second Annual DC Bilingual Asthma Fair (Feria del Asthma) Opens Doors to Health for DC's Latino Residents During National Asthma and Allergy Awareness Month"

NCAC Bilingual Asthma Resource Guide/Guía de Sercivios (pdf, 6 pages, 3.7 MB) - clases gratuitas de matenimiento del asma (free asthma classes)

Flyer - Feria del Asma/Asthma Fair (Word, 2 pages, 184 KB)

Flyer - Feria del Asma/Asthma Fair (PDF, 2 pages, 112 KB)

The HSC Foundation “Una Guía de Sercivios Comunitarios para Niños con Necesidades Especiales en el Distrito de Columbia”

NCAC Latinos and Asthma Fact Sheet (Word, 2 pages, 62KB)

Council of Latino Agencies' The State of Latino Health in the District of Columbia (pdf, 74 pages, 1.95 MB)

Event Sponsors:

Advisory Neighborhood Commission 1A

DC Department of Health

Howard Consulting Group, Inc.

RX4DC

Participating Partners:

Advisory Neighborhood Commission 1A

Association of Clinicians for the Underserved

American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network

American Lung Association of DC

AMERIGROUP District of Columbia

Coalition for Environmentally Safe Communities

Columbia Heights/Shaw Family Support Collaborative

DC AHEC - District of Columbia Area Health Education Center

DC Chartered Health Plan

DC Fire & Emergency Services Department

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

GlaxoSmithKline

Health Right Inc.

Health Services for Children with Special Needs, Inc.

Howard University College of Medicine

The HSC Foundation

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

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

La Clínica del Pueblo

Latin American Youth Center

Mary’s Center for Maternal and Child Care

Mayor’s Office on Latino Affairs

Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments

National Capital Asthma Coalition

National Children’s Museum

National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases

The National Latino Council on Alcohol and Tobacco Prevention

Planned Parenthood of Metropolitan Washington, DC

Project HEALTH Asthma Swimming Program

RX4DC

Self Reliance Foundation/Acceso Hispano

Shrine of the Sacred Heart

Smokefree DC

The Soap and Detergent Association

University of the District of Columbia Cooperative Extension Service

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency - Region III

Washington Hospital Center

2005 Feria del Asma/Asthma Fair

NCAC congratulates our Education Committee, including over 30 participating organizations, for making NCAC’s first-ever bilingual Asthma Fair/ Feria del Asma a great success. Held at the DC Parks and Recreation Headquarters at 16th Street and Park Road, NW on Sunday, September 25, 2005, the overwhelming majority of the more than 200 participants were Latino children and their families. Daeman Di Stefano, NCAC’s Project Manager, led the event planning and coordinated more than 40 volunteers who provided free asthma screenings (spirometry); education in asthma medications, peak flow meters, spacers and other devices; hands-on learning activities; translation and interpreter services, counseling, materials; and outreach.

Media Advisory 9/25/05 (Word, 1 page, 121 KB) "First-ever DC bilingual Asthma Fair helps Latino children stay healthy during peak back-to-school asthma season"

En español:

Allergy & Asthma Network Mothers of Asthmatics

American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology

American Lung Association (“Español”)

Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America

Environmental Protection Agency

Mayor’s Office on Latino Affairs - “Guía de Servicios: Washington a su alcance”

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