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Free Asthma Summit Wednesday
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The Issue:

  • Jacksonville’s emergency room visits and death rate from asthma are significantly higher than the state and national average. 
  • Duval County has had the most number of pediatric asthma deaths in the past three years for all Florida counties.
  • Asthma is the leading cause of hospitalization for children in Duval County and the number one reason kids miss school, resulting in missed work for parents and mounting financial burdens.

 

A Community Call to Action:

  • First Coast Asthma Summit on April 27, from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. at WJCT, located downtown at 100 Festival Park Avenue.
  • Hosted by the Jacksonville Community Asthma Workgroup: the American Lung Association, Baptist Health, the Community Asthma Partnership at Wolfson (CAPW), the Duval County Health Department, the Healthy Jacksonville Asthma Coalition, Nemours and Wolfson Children’s Hospital.
  • Breakfast and Lunch will be served.

 

What will be addressed:

  • The latest facts on childhood asthma
  • Existing community resources designed to combat the asthma epidemic
  • Solutions to the barriers of successful asthma management
  • A collaborative approach to control childhood asthma in our community

 

How to register:

  • Online at JaxAsthmaSummit.eventbrite.com. Call 904.202.5132 for more information.

 

Interview and photo opportunities:

  • Parents of children with asthma
  • Local health care professionals who treat asthmatic children on a daily basis
  • Educators and school administrators facing the challenges of asthma at school
  • Concerned community members motivated to do something about this local epidemic
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