Protect the National Asthma Control Program

As we shared with you last week, the National Asthma Control Program – the federal government’s only program exclusively focused on asthma – is once again threatened. President Obama has proposed merging Asthma Program with the Healthy Homes/Lead Poisoning Prevention Program. Funding for the combined program would then be slashed. At a time when over 25 million Americans are affected by asthma, when the disease is responsible for thousands of deaths per year and annual health care expenditures of over $50 billion, now is not the time to ease up on effective asthma efforts. You can help. Our allies with the American Lung Association are starting an online petition here. With just a couple of clicks you can send a strong message to Congress to protect the Asthma Program. Doing so will help families and communities across the country. We appreciate your support!

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