Childhood Asthma

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This edition of Be Smart. Be Well.was made possible with the participation and support of many organizations and individuals. Their advice and assistance was invaluable in developing the Childhood Asthma topic.


American Academy of Pediatrics, Boston, MA

American Lung Association, Washington, DC

American Lung Association in Illinois, Chicago, IL

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA

La Rabida Children’s Hospital, Chicago, IL

Lawndale Christian Fitness Center, Chicago, IL

Healthy Home Healthy Child, Mount Sinai Hospital, Chicago, IL

Respiratory Health Association of Metropolitan Chicago, Chicago, IL

University of Chicago, Chicago, IL

With very special thanks to

Charles Connor, President/CEO
American Lung Association

Maureen Damitz, Senior Director of Programs
Respiratory Health Association of Metropolitan Chicago

Paul Garbe, Chief,
Air Pollution and Respiratory Health Branch
National Center for Environmental Health
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Barbara Kaplan
Director of Asthma Programs
American Lung Association

Judith Palfrey, M.D., President
American Academy of Pediatrics

Patricia Perkins, Asthma Educator
Healthy Homes/Healthy Child Program
Mt. Sinai Hospital

Stephanie Vomvouras, M.D., M.B.A., Medical Editor,

Raoul L. Wolf, M.D.
Professor and Chief, Section of Asthma, Allergy & Immunology
Department of Pediatrics
The University of Chicago and La Rabida Children’s Hospital

Our sincere gratitude to those who agreed to tell their stories:

Trinity Bailey

Joan DeFilippo

Tim DeFilippo

Marlene Fason

Aida Perez

Tiffany Perez

And thanks to all who participated in the videos

Jocelyn Anderson Michael Meersman
Philip Baccus Adam Milbrandt
Zion Banks Alex Milbrandt

Brianna Brandon

David Mrazek
Doug Bosse Lily Mrazek
Ema Coleman Chantil Ochoa
Tanzania Evans Jimmy Perez, Jr
Devin Donaldson Shavonne Robinson
R. Fornuto Ashawandae Spencer
Kiera Gamill Chantasia Stamps
Teana Gamill Shana Taylor
Akta King Katrina Preston-Waddington
Jerieka King Akiyah Wafford
Kathryn Lucido Aryonna Wafford
Ellen Martin Ladiva Young

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