What We Do:

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Community Health Workers provide asthma management education and environmental assessments to patients and families with asthma in Milwaukee County.

Research Includes:

  • MyExposome wrist bands to detect chemical exposures.

  • Indoor air quality monitoring of particulate matter and Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs).

  • RNA changes in pollution metabolism.

  • Impact of education measured by asthma outcomes.

Indoor Air Quality in Child Care

We monitor IAQ in childcare centers, provide innovative education and link to resources.

Research Includes:

  • Changes in IAQ readings.

  • Links to respiratory symptoms.

  • Recommended policies.

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Asthma Education for High School Students

FAM Allies is working with students from UWMadison Medical School and the Milwaukee Area Health Education Center to design an asthma management curriculum for high school students.

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Neighborhood Surveillance

FAM Allies is collaborating with the UWMilwaukee School of Nursing and the Westlawn Partnership for a Healthier Environment to develop an asthma surveillance protocol.