From left to right: Gina McCarthy, then Assistant Administrator, Office of Air and Radiation (OAR), U.S. EPA; Robyn Scherer, Patricia Peretz and Dr. Luz Adriana Matiz of WIN for Asthma; Mike Flynn, Director, Office of Radiation and Indoor Air, U.S.
Episode 7—Making an Impact Locally to Get Recognized Nationally


WIN for Asthma, an award-winning asthma management program, engages Community Health Workers to offer comprehensive asthma education through home visits, a home environmental assessment, referrals for clinical and social services, and to also provide on-going support. Among program graduates, hospitalizations have decreased by 65 percent, emergency department visits decreased by 54 percent, and nearly 100 percent of caregivers report feeling in-control of their child’s asthma. WIN for Asthma has successfully leveraged their programmatic success to help ensure program sustainability. Listen to two speakers from WIN for Asthma, who share their experience applying for the National Environmental Leadership Award in Asthma Management and the impact it had on their program.
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