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EPA to partner with Cobb and Douglas Public Health 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 Cobb and Douglas Public Health to hold a training event with the theme “Being Active with Asthma”. Representatives from EPA will provide training to maintain a healthy learning environment.

    Who: EPA and Cobb and Douglas Public Health

    What: Maintaining a healthy learning environment.

    When: Tuesday, May 1, 2012 from 6:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m.

    Where Cobb Safety Village
            1220 Al Bishop Drive
            Marietta, GA 30008

    The training session will cover three objectives that will enhance participant awareness of common indoor air quality issues, and provide low cost or no cost solutions to resolve these concerns. Objectives include:
      - Understanding of basic indoor air principles and approaches to communicate with teachers and parents about indoor air events;
      - Learning how to perform classroom and home assessments to identify and resolve common indoor air asthma triggers; and
      - Learning how to the steps to establish a preventive maintenance program for both the classroom and home.

    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