Crossposted from the KC Public Health Insider blog
On May 3, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced the King County Asthma Program as a recipient of the 2016 National Environmental Leadership Award in Asthma Management. The award honors local asthma programs for leadership in improving the lives of people with asthma, especially those in underserved communities.
Asthma is a respiratory disease that makes breathing difficult. Nine percent of adults and five percent of children in King County have asthma, a chronic disease that can seriously impact quality of life and increase risk of death when left untreated.