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Asthma is a big problem for many children. When asthma is not controlled, it can hurt a child’s ability to:

– sleep
– think
– do well in school
– participate in sports

In parts of Chicago, 1 in every 4 children has asthma. There is no cure for asthma. But we can make life better for children with asthma.

Asthma Action at Erie is a research project for children with asthma. Erie Family Health Center and the University of Illinois are working together on this research project.

Asthma Action at Erie offers special asthma services to patients of Erie Family Health Center. Some families are offered asthma education in the clinic from an asthma educator. Other families receive asthma support in the home from community health workers.