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.