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The Children's Research Institute

Improving Pediatric Asthma Care in the District of Columbia IMPACT DC

The Center for Translational Science, together with the clinical division of Emergency Medicine and Trauma Services, leads Improving Pediatric Asthma Care in the District of Columbia (IMPACT DC), an award-winning community-based intervention. Our team uses an acute asthma attack leading to an emergency department visit as a “teachable moment” to help patients and families think of asthma as a chronic disease that requires daily maintenance rather than a series of unrelated attacks requiring emergency care. Our program's research goals are to understand why so many children have asthma and to ultimately reduce the number of children that suffer from the disease. IMPACT DC’s research efforts and collaborations include elements of T1, T2, and T3 translational research.

IMPACT DC serves as one of eight sites of the Inner City Asthma Consortium (ICAC), funded by the National Institutes of Health’s National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases. The Consortium’s participating sites across the country study the effectiveness of asthma therapies in children and young adults.

For information, please contact the Study Coordinator, 202-476-3970.