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Learn to control your child’s asthma

Pediatrician Examining GirlAsthma is one of the most common chronic diseases in children.  San Bernardino County has one of the highest numbers of children diagnosed with asthma in California.

The winter season brings low temperatures and windy weather which increase asthma symptoms. Subsequently, this increases hospital emergency room visits and school absenteeism for children living with asthma. As a result of these uncontrolled asthma symptoms, parents/caregivers have to take time off from work to attend to these health emergencies.  This is the perfect time to improve your family’s health, particularly for children living with asthma. The Coordinated Asthma Referral and Education (CARE) Program can help by showing you daily skills to manage your child’s asthma.

The CARE Program provides the following FREE services:

  • Individualized asthma education to families and their children
  • Home environmental assessments to identify and reduce indoor and
    outdoor asthma triggers
  • Asthma management supplies including an air purifier, non-toxic cleaning material, mattress and pillow case covers

These services are available to children ages 0-18 who have been diagnosed with asthma living in the East, West and Central areas of San Bernardino County.  Since 2006, CARE has helped hundreds of families with asthmatic children. The goal of the CARE Program is to decrease emergency visits, hospitalizations, and school absenteeism due to asthma episodes.  Additionally, the CARE Program wants to help improve the quality of life for children living with asthma and their families. Children with controlled asthma can do everything non-asthmatic kids can do.

For more information about the CARE Program or to enroll your child in the program, please call 1-(800) 782-4264, option 7 or visit our website at: http://www.sbcounty.gov/dph/

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