Press Release: "Experts Unveil First 'Blueprint for Action'
for Childhood Asthma"
Childhood asthma is an epidemic with major public health and
financial consequences. In hopes of stemming this growing
problem, the Rand Corporation, as part of Robert Wood Johnson's
Pediatric Asthma Initiative, convened a panel of 10 nationally
recognized experts and leaders in childhood asthma from across
the United States. Visit this Web page to learn more.
Childhood Asthma Outcomes in the United States: A Blueprint
for Policy Action
Effective primary care can help children with asthma lead
fully functional lives and prevent costly hospitalization,
yet the human and financial costs of childhood asthma continue
to grow. This report, available through RAND, describes a
set of policy recommendations to promote the development and
maintenance of communities in which children with asthma can
be diagnosed and effectively treated and protected from exposure
to harmful environmental factors.