Episode 13—Getting Ahead of Asthma: How States Are Implementing Primary Prevention to Reduce Onset of Asthma


The Massachusetts Strategic Plan for Asthma is the first state asthma plan in the nation to address how primary prevention can reduce the onset of asthma. This Strategic Plan outlines goals and funding mechanisms to promote partnerships and services that ensure healthy populations stay that way: healthy and asthma-free. In this episode, Polly Hoppin (Research Professor, University of Massachusetts Lowell and Program Director for Environmental Health, Lowell Center for Sustainable Production) and Ted Schettler (Science Director of the Science and Environmental Health Network) explain their work on primary prevention of asthma and describe how Massachusetts became the first state to pursue primary prevention of asthma in its state strategic plan.
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