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Community Asthma Prevention Program

Community Asthma Prevention Program


The Community Asthma Prevention Program (CAPP) responds to a high rate of asthma hospitalization and mortality in low-income and African-American Chicago neighborhoods. A community-based peer educator program aims at decreasing risk factors for asthma. The goals of the project are to increase understanding of the dynamic process by which asthma develops in children, identify modifiable risk factors, and demonstrate the effectiveness of intervention strategies that target the needs of underserved populations.

For further information, contact Victoria Persky, MD, Director, Community Asthma Prevention Program, at 312-996-4783.

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