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Project BREATHE: Baltimore Realizing Equity in Asthma Treatment in Healthcare and Education

November 14th, 2019

The prevalence of pediatric asthma is a health equity concern that impacts the potential for all children to thrive at home, at school and in their communities. Baltimore City children are one and a half to three times more likely to be diagnosed with asthma than their peers across the nation. Learn how team BREATHE, funded by Clinical Scholars, a program of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, is working to evaluate and support dissemination of an innovative model of school-based asthma care developed at how the Rales Health Center located at KIPP Baltimore. The RHC approach identifies children with asthma and are piloting a directly observed controller therapy program that addresses the population health needs of students in Baltimore. Headquartered at Johns Hopkins Children’s Center, the Rales Center for the Integration of Health and Education is redesigning school-based health programs to improve the health, academic achievements and lifelong prospects for youth in economically disadvantaged communities.