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ASTHMA CRISIS: COMMUNITIES TAKE ACTION
Chicago Health Corps is holding a two-day workshop on the current asthma
crisis for community activists, AmeriCorps/VISTA staff and members and
environmental, educational and health professionals. Participants will
learn about successful community-based asthma education programs, strategies
for dealing with asthma in their communities and resources available.
May 17 and Friday, May 18
8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
UIC Chicago Illini Union
828 South Wolcott Ave.
an estimated 15 million people in the United States, 5 million of
whom are children. While asthma kills 5,000 people a year, most of
these deaths can be prevented.
The Chicago Health
Corps is an AmeriCorps program
jointly operated by the UIC College of Nursing and the Illinois Health
Education Consortium. Its aim is to increase access to primary health
care services in medically underserved communities.