EPA Offering Event Planning Kit for May’s Asthma Awareness Month

Each May, thousands of organizations join together for Asthma Awareness Month to increase public awareness of the asthma epidemic and to take action to get asthma under control in communities across the nation. Asthma affects more than 25 million people of all ages and races. And, though asthma is widespread, public awareness of common asthma triggers and effective asthma management strategies remains limited.

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) developed an Event Planning Kit to equip state and local asthma programs to hold community-based asthma awareness and action events during Asthma Awareness Month. Inside you will find ideas and helpful tips for planning and running powerful community asthma events in schools, hospitals, clinics, and state capitols. You will also find sample materials and a resource order form to help prepare for your events.

Hundreds of asthma awareness events will take place across the United States this May. EPA can help publicize your event on AsthmaCommunityNetwork.org – our national asthma community’s online network. Submit your event online at http://www.asthmacommunitynetwork.org/events and it will be listed.

The planning kit is now available online.