Environmental Impact: For a Lawrence with Healthier Children and Less Asthma
Did you know that the average number of children hospitalized for asthma in Lawrence, Massachusetts, is 43.1% higher than the rest of the state?
The good news is that this number can be significantly reduced by identifying and controlling asthma triggers in the home, such as cigarette smoke and household cleaning chemicals.
All families with children under the age of 18 should have access to this information, which is why CAF has launched Healthy Families: Healthy Neighborhoods with educational workshops, community clean-up events and Health Fairs to promote asthma prevention in Lawrence neighborhoods, where just over 80% of the community is Hispanic.
This program involves 5 churches in the city of Lawrence, which is also part of the CAF Connectors Network, under the auspices of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).
- Educational Workshops on asthma prevention
- Creation and launching of asthma prevention campaigns.
- Training of trainer’s workshops