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TOMORROW: EPA Recognizes City of Dallas and Partners for Collaborating to Fight Asthma Triggers

Release Date: 11/23/2015
Contact Information: Jennah Durant or Joe Hubbard, or 214 665-2200

DALLAS – (Nov. 23, 2015) Today, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) will recognize the City of Dallas and the Health and Wellness Alliance for Children for their collaboration to improve children’s health in the Dallas area. The groups are bringing together a variety of stakeholders to reduce environmental triggers for the 60,000 children in Dallas with asthma.

Asthma is a serious, sometimes life-threatening chronic respiratory disease that affects the quality of life for almost 25 million Americans, including an estimated 7 million children. Although there is no cure for asthma yet, asthma can be controlled through medical treatment and management of environmental triggers. The Health and Wellness Alliance for Children brings community partners together to address social and economic factors that affect children’s health, including safe housing and physical environments of homes, schools, and neighborhoods.

WHO: Ron Curry, EPA Regional Administrator
A.C. Gonzalez, Dallas City Manager
Cheryl McCarver, Vice President and Executive Director, Health and Wellness Alliance for Children

WHEN: Tuesday, November 24

      10:30 a.m.

WHERE: Dallas City Hall, Flag Room
      1500 Marilla Street
      Dallas, TX, 75201

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