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Program Accomplishments

Health Fairs

Over 45 in Two Years
Serving 10 Brooklyn Zip Code Areas
Total: over 2000 community participants
Asthma Screening Spirometry Performed (Breathing Test)
Total: 560 tests

2010 Long Island University Brooklyn Asthma Forum

150 Community Participants
13 Health-related vendors

Open Airways For Schools

4 Schools PS 9, 25, 133, 287
49 Students

Asthma Friendly School Award

PS 308 – helped this school win Gold Level Award

Teacher and Staff Workshops

PS 133 (2), PS 308, PS 157-131 Staff Members
PS 157 PTA Workshop 21 Parents

After School Programs

MS 113 and Ingersoll Community Center
19 Children

Informational Tabling

YMCA, Brooklyn Central Library, Greater Brooklyn Health Coalition Meetings
Public Library Workshops

Community Health Educator, Certified Asthma Educator

Examination Review Course
13 Participants; 6 new certified asthma educators!

Physician Asthma Care Education (P.A.C.E.)

A total of 30 physicians, 7 nurse practitioners, 4 nurses, and 4 other health care providers attended

Website Asthma-Related Services Database

28 Entries
293 Unique visitors in past year

Asthma Care Coordinator at The Brooklyn Hospital Center

Provide asthma education and care coordination to patients and families: 153 Patients

Brooklyn Community Asthma Needs Assessment

Surveyed 279 community members to determine their asthma knowledge and how they wanted to learn about asthma

Partnerships Established

New York Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (NYCDOHMH)- Asthma Initiative-Asthma Training Institute
New York City Department of Education-Office of School Health (Open Airways for Schools)
American Lung Association in New York-Open Airways for Schools
Not One More Life
New York City Office of Minority Health-Borough of Brooklyn Ecumenical Advisory Group
New York City Asthma Partnership: (NYCAP)-Steering Committee; Semi-Annual Meeting Planning Committee
The Brooklyn Hospital Center: Health-Community Outreach Program; Respiratory Care Department
Ingersoll Community Center
Duffield Children Care
Brooklyn Smoke-Free Partnership
Brooklyn Central Library
Bedford Stuyvesant YMCA
Long Island University: Brooklyn Campus-Health and Wellness Institute; Harriet Rothkopf Heilbrunn B’32 Academic Nursing Center; University Health and Medical Services; Advantage Afterschool Program - MS 113
Physician Asthma Care Education (PACE): Woodhull Medical and Mental Health Center; Kings County Hospital Center
Member of the Asthma Community Network