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Community Asthma Initiative news

CAI was featured in the Boston Children's Hospital's Pediatric Health Blog, Thriving, highlighting Margie Lorenzi, one of the program's Community Health Workers, and one patient's experience with the program.

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.

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.

Outstanding Service Award

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.

Now what?
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