|All Children's Hospital Hosts Florida Asthma Coalition Meeting|
Each year, the Florida Asthma Coalition comes together to network, celebrate accomplishments, and define next year's activities. The focus this year was on achieving synergy between local partners for community wide interventions. Key topics during the meeting included: Asthma Surveillance Data; Asthma-Friendly Schools and Childcare Centers and Asthma Management in Clinical Settings.
All Children's Hospital hosted this statewide group and welcomed more than 65 health care advocates that included representatives from Orange County, Wolfson's Children's Hospital, University of Florida, Florida State University, University of South Florida-St. Petersburg, Florida Atlantic University, American Lung Association, Pinellas County schools, University of Tampa, Lee Memorial Hospital, the Sierra Club, numerous health departments, day care centers and other agencies.
ACH attendees included: Dr. Jeffery Ewig, Karen Baybut, RN and Pam Neely, PharmD. and Hella Ewing, RN, ACH Vice President and Chief Nursing Officer. Other local participants included: Michiko Clutter, chair of the Suncoast Pediatric Asthma Coalition, and Manda Henderson, mother of two asthmatic children, who spoke about her family's experience with asthma.