May is World Asthma Month! Coalition members are hosting events on World Asthma Day, May 2nd, and all month long, to bring asthma education to DC residents.

May 2nd Events:

Breathe DC
Asthma Awareness Activity

United Medical Center
Front Lobby

10:30am to 2:30pm

Breathe DC & IMPACT Asthma Clinic
Asthma Awareness for Kids

Martin Luther King ES

2:15 to 3:00pm

For more information, contact Janille Thompson

Breathe DC will host a table for World Asthma Day on May 2nd, 2017 in the front lobby of United Medical Center from 10:30am to 2:30pm.

Breathe DC is partnering with MedStar Family Choice for World Asthma Day on Tuesday May 2nd, 2017 from 2:15pm-3:00pm.  A guest speaker from the IMPACT Asthma Clinic will be speaking to children with asthma at Martin Luther King Elementary School and will discuss the following:

  • Teaching the lung poster
  • Lung coloring
  • Demonstrating how to use an inhaler and spacer

Moms Clean Air Force
Lunchbox Installation

Columbus Circle

8:00am to 8:00pm

For more information, contact Gretchen Dahlkemper

Moms Clean Air Force will be doing World Asthma Day Lunchbox Installation – May 2nd, 2017 8:00am-8:00pm, press conference 11am – Lunchboxes and lunch trays at Columbus Circle (near Union Station) in Washington, DC

Visit Moms Clean Air Force for more information

The University of the District of Columbia Respiratory Therapy Dept.
Asthma Awareness Activity

UDC Community College
801 North Capitol Street NE

For more information, contact Lori Jackson-Taylor

On May 2nd, 2017 The University of the District of Columbia Respiratory Therapy Department will be setting up an informational table in the lobby of the UDC Community College at 801 North Capitol Street NE, from 10:00am-2:00pm on May 2nd. Visit the table to pick up asthma information and education materials, and to learn about asthma control tools and strategies.

May 17th & 27th Events:

Children’s National
Asthma Awareness Activity

Lobby, Children’s Main Campus

For more information, contact Claudia Arrieta

Children’s National Asthma Awareness Activity – May 17th, 2017 at 2pm-3:30pm at the Lobby of Children’s Main Campus – in house presentation.


Saturday May 27th (tentative) UMC community outreach with community providers, food, activities (crafts) and education.

May 20th Events:

Trusted Health Plan
IgE Testing & Asthma Resources

Location TBD

For more information, contact Katherine Barnes

Trusted Health Plan will be partnering with Dr. Porter from UMC on Saturday May 20th, 2017 to do testing with Thermo-Fisher for the IgE. Applications will also taken for Camp Breathe Happy and referrals for home assessments by Breathe DC and Impact DC. Location and time to be confirmed.

MedStar Family Choice
Asthma Family Fitness and Asthma Awareness Day

Excel Academy Public Charter School

For more information, contact Lakisha Owens

On Saturday, May 20th, 2017 MedStar Family Choice will be holding the second annual asthma family fitness and asthma awareness day at the Excel Academy Public Charter School from 12:00pm – 3:00pm. Get the Event Flyer

Trusted Health Plan
Asthma Awareness Month Event

THP Wellness Center

For more information, contact Katharine Barnes

Trusted Health Plan (THP) will host an Asthma Month Event on Saturday, 05/20/2017, from 10:00am – 3:00pm, at their THP Wellness Center, 3732 Minnesota Ave NE, Washington, DC 20019.

The event will feature specific IgE blood testing (to determine allergens), taking referrals for Impact DC and Breathe DC, as well as accepting applications for Breathe DC’s Camp Breathe Happy youth asthma camp.