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Welcome to the Asthma Prevention and Control Program at the Boston Public Health Commission! 

Asthma in the urban environment is a serious problem, and it remains a primary cause of preventable hospitalization in children in Boston and other urban communities. Parents, health care providers, individuals with asthma, and others must be proactive in understanding the severity of this illness and how to take control of asthma. This page provides links to useful information about asthma and programs offered by BPHC to help Boston residents prevent and control asthma. 

BPHC Asthma Prevention and Control Program Mission and Focuses:

Since 1998, BPHC has been committed to ensuring a high standard of asthma care to reduce the high burden of asthma among Boston residents and beyond.  To do this BPHC provides:

  • Asthma management education and support to Boston residents through free home-based services, community outreach, and training
  • Leadership to convene key partners across healthcare, school, childcare, and housing settings to improve and better coordinate asthma care in Boston
  • Training and mentorship to community health workers who are key in supporting Boston residents and health professionals navigate the complexities of asthma management

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