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Children's Community Asthma Initiative (CAI) has been selected to receive the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) 2010 National Environmental Leadership Award in Asthma Management for their exemplary efforts to deliver high-quality asthma care that includes environmental controls. Read more to learn how CAI has improved asthma care and reduced hospitalizations.
We help children, who live in communities close to Children's have active and healthy lives. We provide them with health education, home assessments, case management, primary care and community outreach services focused on living with and managing asthma.
Congratulations to Elizabeth Woods, MD, director of the Community Asthma Initiative, who received an award from the Allergy and Asthma Foundation of America's New England Chapter for outstanding service to Boston's children with asthma and their families. In Dr. Woods' honor, Mayor Thomas Menino proclaimed Thursday, April 12 as Dr. Elizabeth Woods Day.
By: Atul Gawande, MD
The New Yorker, April 5, 2010
Asthma Program Helps Patients, But May Hurt Hospitals: Doctors Say Program Shows Need for Different Thinking on Health
ABC News Online, April 13, 2010
The future of pediatrics will be forged by thinking differently, breaking paradigms and joining together in a shared vision of tackling the toughest challenges before us.”