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EPA to partner with the Fulton County Department of Health and Wellness to Raise Awareness about Asthma

Release Date: 05/01/2012
Contact Information: Dawn Harris-Young, (404) 562-8421, harris-young.dawn@epa.gov

ATLANTA - In celebration of World Asthma Day, EPA Region 4 is partnering with the Fulton County Department of Health and Wellness, Division of Health Promotion to launch the Fulton Asthma Improvement and Reduction (FAIR) program to focus on the state of asthma in Fulton County. To kick off the program, a FAIR panel discussion will be held to raise awareness about asthma and allow participants to share strategies for improving asthma care throughout Fulton County.

The FAIR kick off theme is " Asthma Awareness: Putting the Pieces Together," and is one of the several events in Fulton County aimed at improving policies and reducing the health disparities associated with asthma.

The panel discussion will provide an opportunity to share perspectives on some of the most challenging issues surrounding asthma and identify areas that would be best addressed through a unified, cooperative and a collaborative effort.

    Who: EPA and Fulton County Department of Health and Wellness, Division of Health Promotion

    What: Fulton Asthma Improvement and Reduction program panel discussion

    When: Tuesday, May 1, 2012 from 10:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m.

    Where Fulton County Aldredge Health Center (across from Grady Hospital)
            4th floor conference room
            99 Jesse Hill Jr. Drive
            Atlanta, GA 30303

    More on how to control asthma and still live a healthy active life: http://www.epa.gov/asthma

    More on the community award winners: http://epa.gov/asthma/awards.html