LB Breathe Well Community Asthma Resource Fair

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The Long Beach Breathe Well Community Asthma Resource Fair takes place this Saturday.

The community is invited to the second Long Beach Breathe Well Community Asthma Resource Fair on Saturday, August 20, 2011 from 10 am to 2 pm at Silverado Park, 1545 W. 31st Street, Long Beach, CA.

The Long Beach Health Department’s Community Asthma and Air Quality Resource Education (CAARE) Project has partnered with local and regional agencies such as the Long Beach Alliance for Children with Asthma and the American Lung Association of California, local physicians, respiratory therapists, nurses, and other health care professionals to bring this one-day asthma resource fair to children and adults living throughout Long Beach.

“This is a great opportunity for parents and community members to learn first hand what resources are available to help them manage their personal issues with asthma.  We encourage local residents to take advantage of this community based approach, ” said Ronald R. Arias, Health Department Director.

This free event will provide resources and encourage Long Beach residents on how to effectively manage their asthma, heighten their awareness about the importance of healthy home conditions, and inform residents on how air pollution impacts their health.

The Long Beach Breathe Well Community Asthma Resource Fair will focus on the importance of improving one’s quality of life by effectively managing asthma, reducing asthma symptoms and increasing residents’ awareness of how indoor and outdoor air quality issues affect their health.  Free educational materials, medical guidance on proper use of asthma-related devices and medications will be provided.  The fair will also showcase stress relief demonstrations and feature drawings and prizes.  This event provides an excellent, cost-free opportunity for anyone to learn about asthma prevention and treatment.

For more information regarding the fair, contact Kathy Estrada, CAARE Health Educator Coordinator at 562.570.4008 or at Kathy.Estrada@longbeach.gov.   For information regarding Health Department Environmental Health Education Programs, visit  www.longbeach.gov/health/eh/hhd.asp.

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