The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation national program Allies Against Asthma (Allies) uses a community coalition approach for controlling asthma in children living in low-income, minority neighborhoods. Coalitions develop and implement asthma management programs that include improved access to and quality of medical services; education, family and community support; and environmental and policy initiatives. The primary aims of the Allies program are to:
- Reduce hospital admissions, emergency room visits and missed school days.
- Enhance the quality of life of children with asthma.
- Develop a sustainable strategy for asthma management in the community.
This special grantee profile describes the five general themes of the Allies program.