Formed in 1996 to coordinate the activities of the asthma stakeholders across the Chicago area, Chicago Asthma Consortium (CAC) is the only local organization dedicated solely to improving the lives of those living with asthma in the Chicago area, and is one of the oldest and largest asthma coalitions in the country.

CAC brings together medical and public health professionals, business leaders, government agencies, community-based organizations, and individuals affected by asthma to raise awareness of asthma; and reduce the severity and mortality related to asthma.


The American Lung Association of the Upper Midwest is committed to saving lives by improving lung health and preventing lung disease. Through research, education and advocacy we are dedicated to the Fight For Air.


Mobile C.A.R.E. Foundation’s mission is to deliver no-cost medical and preventative care, education, and support to low-income children and families within their native communities aboard mobile medical clinics.

The organization’s core clinics, the Asthma Vans, have been proven to keep low-income children out of the hospital, significantly reduce school absenteeism, and save lives. They also save the community money. Of patients coming to us for the first time last year, 36% had spent time in a hospital or ER for asthma in the preceding year, and 40% had missed over 5 days of school due to their asthma. Only 4% of Asthma Van kids missed over 5 days of school last year, and only 3% had to visit a hospital or ER. The difference resulted in a reduced financial burden of over $6.7 million to the local healthcare system.

 RHA has been a public health leader in metropolitan Chicago since 1906. Today, RHA addresses asthma, COPD, lung cancer, tobacco control and air quality with a comprehensive approach involving policy change, research and education. RHA’s core mission includes improving asthma management among children and their adult caregivers. RHA programs and services portfolio includes two companion asthma education programs that are focused on children and adult caregivers, respectively. RHA’s school-based asthma management education interventions are well-established as RHA staff has educated more than 14,000 underserved, racially and ethnically diverse students through Fight Asthma Now© and nearly 30,000 adult caregivers through Asthma Management in the Chicagoland area to date. With RHA’s three asthma educators, RHA brings our Fight Asthma Now© program to more than 80 Chicagoland schools annually in high-need community areas. 

RHA has been a public health leader in metropolitan Chicago since 1906. Today, RHA addresses asthma, COPD, lung cancer, tobacco control and air quality with a comprehensive approach involving policy change, research and education. RHA’s core mission includes improving asthma management among children and their adult caregivers. RHA programs and services portfolio includes two companion asthma education programs that are focused on children and adult caregivers, respectively. RHA’s school-based asthma management education interventions are well-established as RHA staff has educated more than 14,000 underserved, racially and ethnically diverse students through Fight Asthma Now© and nearly 30,000 adult caregivers through Asthma Management in the Chicagoland area to date. With RHA’s three asthma educators, RHA brings our Fight Asthma Now© program to more than 80 Chicagoland schools annually in high-need community areas.