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Resources for state health and environment agencies working together to reduce asthma in children. Sponsored by ECOS.

Toolbox of Resources for State Health and Environment Agencies

State environmental agencies and state health agencies are working together to develop strategies to reduce childhood asthma. This site provides links to resources for states -- including both background information and examples of useful and informative tools, products, and initiatives. Short briefing materials are shown as "one-pagers."

Meeting materials are at the bottom of this page.

The resources available at this site are:

Basic Information About Asthma   What is asthma? Why do kids get it? What does it cost?
     >>> One-pager

Strategies to address asthma developed by national, international, and medical organizations and state and federal agencies      >>> One-pager

Data and Tracking of Asthma -- How many people have asthma? How do we know? Sources and limitations of data including mortality, hospital discharge, ER visits, etc.  

Integration of Environmental and Health Information

Coalitions and Capacity Building-- Coalitions are bringing together the parties and sectors needed to address asthma. Updated 7/30     >>> One pager

Education -- targeted at audiences including children with asthma and their families. Updated 7/30
     >>> One pager

Programs for Schools and Child Care Centers Updated 7/30
     >>> One pager

Indoor Environmental Factors Updated 7/30      >>> One pager

Outdoor Environmental Factors      >>> One pager

Research Updated 7/26

Funding Sources for States

State Programs and Information Available On-Line

Links Updated 7/30

Meeting Materials: A conference will be held on August 7 and 8, 2001 in San Diego, California.

Registration information is available at the web site for the Environmental Council of the States

Final Conference Agenda Updated 7/30

Draft Vision Statement & Action Agenda Updated 7/30

Acknowledgements: The people who made it possible Updated 7/30

Funding for this work has been provided by the US Environmental Protection Agency Office of Children's Health Protection and Office of Indoor Air. The Environmental Council of the States (ECOS) is the sponsor of this project. The Association of State and Territorial Health Officials is also assisting with the project. This web site was developed by Amy D. Kyle.

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