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While the United States has some of the best asthma care in the world, that care is not equally accessible to all children and families. Some communities have historically been left behind as we study what works in asthma care. But we are taking steps to change that through purposeful action to engage diverse communities in asthma studies.

Asthma is a chronic lung disease that affects more than 24 million Americans. It’s a lifelong problem that makes airways narrow, swell, and produce excess mucus. Allergens such as dust, mold, and pollen, which are commonly found in day-to-day life, can trigger asthma, resulting in coughing, wheezing, and difficulty breathing. Asthma attacks can lead to emergency room visits and can be fatal.

While great strides have been made in the asthma care that is available in this country, some communities have historically been left behind as we study what works in asthma care.

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