Childhood Asthma Leadership Coalition

2021 K Street NW Suite 800 United States
20006 Washington , DC
District Of Columbia

Program Type:

Coalition, University

Population Served:

  • White
  • African American
  • Hispanic

Area Served:

  • Urban
  • Suburban
  • Low-Income
  • Minority


Mary-Beth Harty
The Childhood Asthma Leadership Coalition is a multi-sector group of advocates and experts dedicated to raising awareness and advancing public policies to improve the health of children who suffer from asthma.



The Milken Institute School of Public Health at the George Washington University and its partners, the Merck Childhood Asthma Network and First Focus, established the Coalition in 2011 to address this growing public health challenge, which disproportionately affects low-income and minority children. The Coalition includes a cross-section of experts and organizations from a range of fields including housing, environmental health, health care delivery, health economics and public policy. By working together, the Coalition aims to accelerate prevention and improve the diagnosis, treatment, and long-term management of childhood asthma through targeted state and federal efforts. The Coalition also works to address barriers that prevent children from accessing the health care services they need to control and manage asthma. The Coalition is currently funded with generous support from the Kresge Foundation. 


CALC Resources

CALC's Members and Goals

Medicaid & Community-based Asthma Interventions

Free Care Rule Regulatory Change: New Opportunities for Medicaid Reimbursement in Schools

U.S. Preventive Services Task Force & Community Guide Recommendations: Implications for Coverage of Asthma Interventions


More resources and information from CALC is available at