The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation's Efforts to Address Pediatric Asthma

In this chapter of the Anthology, Alexis Levy, a communications associate at the Foundation, reports on the development and execution of the Foundation’s efforts to reduce childhood asthma. To do this, the Foundation funded a broad interlocking series of programs to address asthma from various perspectives. Designed to complement the pediatric asthma work carried out by the federal government and by nongovernmental organizations, the perspectives included a policy component, a coalition-building component, a curriculum development component, a financing component, and a component to improve the treatment of patients going to emergency departments to treat an asthma attack.