Brenda Pillors Asthma Education Program
Responding to the asthma crisis in Brooklyn, LIU Brooklyn, with the support of Congressman Edolphus “Ed” Towns (D-NY), created the Brenda Pillors Asthma Education Program, which was launched in September of 2008. The project was started through a grant from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) to the Division of Respiratory Care, and sponsored by Congressman Edolphus Towns.
The Program provides a three-pronged approach to asthma by promoting self-management to avoid asthma symptoms, improving cultural sensitivity for health care providers who serve Brooklyn’s diverse communities and advancing common-sense public policy.
- July 20:
BMS Annual Health Summerfest
592 Rockaway Avenue between Blake and Dumount Avenue
12:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Asthma in the Black Community
To access our Asthma in the Black Community video, please click on the image to the left.
Where We Work
- Faith communities
- Health fairs
- Work sites
- LIU Brooklyn Health and Wellness Institute
Things We Do
- Help you control your asthma
- Providing access to peak flow meters, spacers, and educational materials
- Update health professionals about asthma and prepare certified asthma educators
- Coordinate the ‘Not One More Life’ program in Brooklyn
- Provide a database for asthma-related services in New York City