The Eastern Shore Area Health Education Center (AHEC) and Dorchester County Health Department (DCHD) are looking for children with asthma.
Asthma attacks are a major reason many children miss school days and parents miss time from work. These attacks can happen because environmental issues in the home, such as dust, pets, mold and tobacco smoke just to name a few.
AHEC and DCHD are working together to identify families who have children with asthma, educate them about their disease, and how to avoid triggers that can cause an asthma attack.
This program offers at least 3 home visits, provides asthma education and how to decrease flare ups. Supplies such as a hepa filter vacuum cleaner, mattress cover, and cleaning supplies are provided free of charge. Visit can be made around the family’s schedule, including evenings and weekends.
If your child, 18 years old or under, has asthma, and resides in Dorchester County, please call Kate Price with Dorchester County Health Department at 410-901-8183 for more information.