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AAP 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.

Improving 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.

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