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EPA Seeking Asthma Award Applications

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November 28, 2011

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has opened up the application process for its 2012 National Environmental Leadership Award in Asthma Management.

The award is given every year to recognize asthma management programs for their leadership in asthma management, delivery of comprehensive asthma services, and achievement of remarkable quality-of-life improvements for people with asthma.

Twenty-one programs have received the honor over the seven years of the program’s operation.

The application process is open to health plans, health care providers, and communities who are working to:

  • Address environmental triggers as part of a comprehensive asthma program.
  • Foster high-performing collaborations and partnerships.
  • Improve the daily lives of people with asthma by promoting healthy homes, schools, and workplaces.

Winning programs receive a wealth of benefits, including:

  • A place in the National Environmental Leadership Award in Asthma Management Hall of Fame.
  • An engraved, crystal award.
  • Recognition on national websites, including AsthmaCommunityNetwork.org.
  • Customized press kits, a descriptive snapshot of their program, and support generating media attention.
  • An opportunity to serve as mentors to help other programs achieve impactful results.

If you’re involved in an asthma program that includes an environmental component, go to the award webpage to learn more about this national award program, watch a great video of the 2010 awards ceremony, and apply right online for the 2012 award. (Note: The EPA provides lots of guidance on filling out a winning application.)

The application deadline is Feb. 21, 2012.