From 2002 to 2003, staff from the Asthma Regional Council of New England developed both new programming and a fundraising plan to address environmental causes of asthma.
The council, an arm of The Medical Foundation, is a coalition of federal, state and private agency leaders concerned about environmental contributors to asthma.
The council identified five top priority project areas:
The council raised almost $1.2 million in grants and contracts, primarily from federal sources.
The council began to use the new funding to: