A healthcare provider meets with a young boy and his mother. About 25 million Americans are living with asthma—5 million of them are children. Rates of asthma are highest among African Americans and Puerto Ricans, young boys, and people living below the poverty line. Each year, asthma leads to more than 1.6 million emergency department visits and 170,000 hospital stays. For many, the change in seasons—with more allergens in the environment—can increase wheezing, chest tightness, shortness of breath, coughing, or severe asthma attacks. 

Join the Learn More Breathe Better® program in our efforts to bring greater attention to asthma. Share these resources to help people recognize its symptoms, and to get diagnosed and treated earlier to live full and healthy lives. Asthma can’t be cured, but it can be controlled.