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  • CowaLUNGa Charity Bike Tour - August 4-6, 2018

    Registration fees increase on June 16

    Escape the noise of the city for a weekend pedaling over rolling hills through northern Illinois into southern Wisconsin! Join us for our 22nd ride and help RHA achieve our vision of healthy lungs and clean air for all.

  • Persisting Racial Disparities Among Chicago Children with Asthma

    Special Report

    One of the more vexing public health issues facing Chicago is the existence of significant racial/ethnic disparities in asthma. Chicago has been identified as an epicenter for asthma, with higher prevalence in minority communities on the city’s west and south sides. Data revealed that between 2009 and 2015 the number of annual asthma-related ED visits among Chicago children declined, however, the racial and ethnic disparities in rates of visits showed only modest decreases. 

  • Issue Brief

    Stock Asthma Rescue Medication in Schools

    RHA and Legal Council for Health Justice present this issue brief which explores the burden of asthma and the asthma policy landscape in Illinois and outlines elements of stock asthma rescue medication policies and lessons learned from other states.

  • Home-based Asthma Education and Environmental Interventions in Illinois

    The Case for Sustainable Financing

    Despite the economic benefits, reimbursement for asthma education and environmental management tends to be lower and/or less comprehensive than other asthma management approaches. Learn more about our goal to expand access to these asthma management strategies and recommended sustainable financing mechanisms.

  • Issue Brief

    Clean, Renewable Energy is Good for Lung Health

    Increased use of clean, renewable energy, such as wind and solar-generated power, when combined with increased energy efficiency, can improve health both by reducing emissions that harm health directly and that increase global warming. Respiratory Health Association’s new issue brief examines why clean, renewable energy is not just an environmental issue, but a public health priority.

  • Tobacco 21

    Celebrating Maywood

    Proviso Partners for Health (PP4H), a multi-sector coalition that supports community health and health equity, led the campaign for Tobacco 21 in Maywood with leadership from Respiratory Health Association. The Public Good Projects, in collaboration with Cook County Department of Public Health, created a video highlighting our success in passing Tobacco 21 in Maywood this past May.

  • Training Now Available Online

    Asthma Management

    for School Staff

    An online, one-hour training that teaches you how to respond during a child’s asthma emergency at school

HEALTHY LUNGS AND CLEAN AIR FOR ALL

COWALUNGA 2018
August 4-6, 2018

Escape the noise of the city for a weekend pedaling over rolling hills through northern Illinois into southern Wisconsin. Experience an unparalleled level of camaraderie and support while helping RHA achieve its vision of healthy lungs and clean air for all.

TOBACCO 21 MOMENTUM
BUILDS IN ILLINOIS
List of Communities Grows

2018 is shaping up to be a busy, but successful year for advocates working to raise the minimum purchase age of tobacco products from 18 to 21 in Illinois! You can help bring Tobacco 21, an important youth tobacco prevention strategy, to your community.

LUNG POWER TEAM MEMBER IS
RUNNING ON LOVE
A MOTHER'S LEGACY

Dr. Cory Sellers ran the Bank of America Chicago Marathon on Sunday, October 8 as a member of RHA’s Lung Power Team. Pictured above is Cory’s mother–his motivation for hitting the pavement to raise funds for education, research, and policy change.

RESPIRATORY HEALTH ASSOCIATION'S MISSION IS TO PREVENT LUNG DISEASE, PROMOTE CLEAN AIR AND HELP PEOPLE LIVE BETTER THROUGH EDUCATION, RESEARCH, AND POLICY CHANGE.