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Chicago Asthma Consortium Gratefully Acknowledges Our Community Partners!

The Sprague Institute’s work on asthma began before the formation of the CAC with the ALA/RHA helping to advance the concerns about the magnitude of the problem in Chicago. With encouragement from Dr. Whitney Addington, Vicky Persky and Kevin Weiss played important roles in data collection. An early victory was the change in the CPS medication policy that resulted in a change at the State of IL level as well. The network grew and The Institute decided it should be formalized and nurtured. The CAC was one of many Institute grantees that included Ted Naureckas and other researchers at the U of C; community clinics and promotoras projects and interest in the Mobile Care concept. Through my consulting work with the ACCP, I met their staff and Sydney helped replicate the Asthma Consortium concept across the nation at the annual convenings of ACCP members. Those meetings added to greater awareness of the issues and peer sharing of best practices.

The Chicago Asthma Consortium expresses our gratitude to the Illinois Department of Public Health for their continued support over the years.

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