NH Receives $500K Grant for Asthma Control Program

By Joe Gullo

Published 08/14 2014 01:06PM

Updated 08/14 2014 01:08PM

CONCORD, N.H. - New Hampshire is receiving a $500,000 for the state's Asthma Control Program.

A press release says the grant will help support comprehensive asthma control services in New Hampshire.

“As founder and co-chair of the bipartisan Congressional Asthma and Allergy Caucus, I’m acutely aware that asthma is a significant public health challenge facing New Hampshire and our nation, but it can be managed through better treatment and education," Congresswoman Carol Shea-Porter (NH-01) said. "I was proud to support this grant that will allow the New Hampshire Asthma Control Program to continue its mission to help the 130,000 New Hampshire residents who have asthma better control their condition.”

According to the CDC, asthma affects over 25 million Americans, with increased occurrence among children, women, minorities, and urban demographics.

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