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is a coalition of medical and public health professionals, business leaders, government agencies, community-based organizations, and individuals dedicated to improving the quality of life for people with asthma through advocacy, education and collaboration.

CAC's World Asthma Day Conference
Minding Your Lungs:
How Mental Health Impacts Asthma

CAC's Asthma Day Conference is targeted to clinical and community-health staff within the asthma space. It will address a broad range of knowledge base, but with interest in understanding how mental health impacts asthma.

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2.5 CEU's Available!

Join us for CAC's Spring 2024 Lunch & Learn Series!

Join us for CAC's Spring 2024 Lunch & Learn series! These days, schedules seem to be more packed than ever; but learning more about asthma management doesn't have to take hours. On the Third Wednesday of each month at noon, we'll be hosting a 30-minute, informal Zoom group with an expert in the field of asthma to educate and answer questions around asthma and issues that can affect those living with it. Lunch and Learn is free and open to all, and designed to be valuable for everyone, from experienced healthcare workers to community members looking to improve their ability to care for themselves and their loved ones.

Chicago Asthma Consortium (CAC) names Rachelle Paul-Brutus, MPH as Executive Director

Rachelle Paul-Brutus brings years of experience as a leader in public health, including time with Partners in Health-Chicago, the Chicago Department of Public Health, Sinai Health Systems, and the University of Illinois Chicago School of Public Health. During her previous tenures, she’s worked in such areas as community health, infection disease prevention programs for underrepresented populations in Chicago, and played a pivotal communication role for the city of Chicago during the COVID pandemic.

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The American Lung Association of Greater Chicago has launched their new Home Assessment Program!

Is a member of your family with asthma waking at night? Is their medication just not taking care of their symptoms? A home assessment may be helpful. The American Lung Association is able to offer FREE home assessments virtually or in person! You can find more details in this flyer (Español), or head straight to their website by clicking the button below!


Allergist and Chicago Asthma Consortium Board Member, Dr. Andrea Pappalardo joins NPR's The 21st!

The 21st Show: Extreme Allergies Are in the Air
July 12, 2022

Some are finding themselves sneezing more than usual this allergy season, and if this is you, you are not alone. The 21st was joined by Dr. Andrea Pappalardo, Assistant Professor of Medicine and Pediatrics at the University of Illinois Chicago College of Medicine to hear more about why this allergy season is having a larger effect on people.


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