Southwestern Illinois Asthma Coalition

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This FREE day camp is available for children ages 8-13 affected by asthma in St. Clair and Madison Counties, IL, and their parents/caregivers. Children will learn how to take control of their asthma through hands-on education and fun-filled activities. Parents and caregivers are invited to stay for our adult education and learn ways to help children with asthma live healthy, active lives. All campers will receive a t-shirt and a gift bag with tools to help keep their asthma in control. Other prizes will be awarded through a raffle, with a special raffle for parents and caregivers participating in our adult education! A morning snack and lunch will be provided free of charge.

Registration must be completed prior to participating in camp activities. All registrations must be completed by September 1st, 2018. Please feel free to contact the event organizer with any questions.

Event Organizer:
Marcus Minnis, Health Education Coordinator, SIUE School of Nursing
Phone: 618-482-6927 Email: [email protected]
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Lessie Bates Davis Neighborhood House
Mary Brown Center
606 S. 15th St, East St. Louis, IL 62207
Saturday, September 8th, 2018
8:30 am - 3:00 pm
Check-in: 8:00 am - 8:30 am
Lunch: 11:30 am - 12:30 am

 Asthma in Southwestern Illinois 

  1. Highest in Illinois
    St. Clair County is #1 and Madison County is #11 in the state for hospitalizations due to asthma.
  2. National Problem
    Asthma is the #2 reason children visit emergency rooms.
  3. Keeping Kids in the Hospital
    Asthma is the #3 reason for children to be hospitalized nationally.
  4. Improper Next Steps
    80% of all children seen in the emergency rooms for asthma do not fill their controller prescriptions.
  5. Broken Patterns
    80% of all children never follow up with a primary care physician after being seen for asthma in the emergency room.






1. IDPH, Illinois Childhood Asthma Surveillance Report (Illinis, 2014)
2. Kimberly Leonard, Top Reasons Children End up in the Hospital (U.S. News, 2014)
3. Whitney P. Witt, Audrey J. Weiss, and Anne Elixhauser, Overview of Hospital Stays for Childern in the United States (Healthcare cost and Ulitlization Project, 2012)
4. Asthma & Allergy Foundation of America, STL Chapter, Clinical Research Studies, aafastl.org/clinical-research-studies (accessed March 2018)
5.Asthma & Allergy Foundation of America, STL Chapter, Clinical Research Studies, aafastl.org/clinical-research-studies (accessed March 2018)

           The Southwestern Illinois Asthma Coalition (SWIAC) is a group of representatives from local health departments, universities, hospitals, and nonprofit organizations that strive to improve health outcomes for individuals with asthma in Southwestern Illinois counties. 
           We work to improve the quality of life for people with asthma, whether they are at home, school or workplace enviroment in the Metro East, IL. We seek to discover how to solve various problems associated with asthma for children, adults and older adults who have asthma.

  1. Local Resources
    A main goal of our coalition is to ensure that there is a general understanding about asthma resources in the Metro East area.
  2. Community Partners
    SWIAC partners collaborate by sharing one another's resources and programs to community members.
  3. Education and Events
    SWIAC participants work to provide educational services to healthcare professionals, asthmatics, and community members about current asthma treatments and care standards.
  1. Marcus M.
    Marcus M.
    This coalition is an opportunity to do something impactful for the people suffering from asthma in the Metro East. Community leaders work together to find efficient ways to promote asthma programs, raise awareness in the community, and educate people about asthma in a variety of ways.
  2. Steve Atkins
    Steve Atkins
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