Getting kids with asthma the resources they need
Asthma is the most common reason for preventable hospitalization and emergency department visits by children in Wisconsin. Asthma also is one of the leading reasons children are absent from school and that parents miss work.
Children with asthma can live healthy, active lives if they learn to avoid their asthma triggers and use their long-term control and quick relief medications as directed. Unfortunately, many children don’t have the support they need to properly control their disease.
Doctors and nurses in our Asthma, Allergy and Clinical Immunology Center provide treatment, education and support resources for children diagnosed with asthma. Our primary care clinics and school nurses also help manage children's asthma.
Because asthma impacts children in their homes, schools and communities, we also are involved in other asthma outreach projects.
Fight Asthma Milwaukee Allies
Children’s Hospital is the lead agency for Fight Asthma Milwaukee Allies. This community coalition seeks to improve the lives of people affected by asthma through community partnerships, resources, services and education.
Children’s Health Alliance of Wisconsin
The alliance raises awareness, mobilizes leaders and people, impacts public health and implements programs proven to work. Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin serves as the organization's fiscal agent and home. Asthma is one of the alliance’s key initiatives.