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Brenda Pillors Asthma Education Program

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.



Health Fairs:

  • 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

Brooklyn Independent Television, a community media program of BRIC Arts | Media | Bklyn.

To access our Asthma in the Black Community video, please click on the image to the left.

Where We Work

  • Faith communities
  • Schools
  • 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