The Boston Globe recently published Dr. Megan Sandel's op-ed piece in support of Mayor Walsh's proposed ammendments to the Boston Rental Registration and Inspection Ordinance.
National Healthy Schools Day – 4/8/14
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National Healthy Schools Day (NHSD) on April 8th reminds us how important it is to provide our children with a quality education in safe, environmentally friendly learning environments. Your school can make a difference, by taking some healthy school actions and letting other MA schools know about them! MA Asthma Advocacy Partnership (MAAP) will be recognizing schools that take action for NHSD at the MAAP Spring Summit in June 2014 when the 2015-2020 Massachusetts Strategic Plan for Asthma will be introduced.
Massachusetts Asthma Action Partnership
Asthma is a chronic disease that can have a significant impact on the quality of life of the person with asthma and his or her family. Uncontrolled asthma can result in wheezing, coughing, shortness of breath, tiredness, stress, inability to work or go to school, and in some cases death. Asthma is a complex disease that requires a multi-faceted approach to reduce the burden it places on the residents of Massachusetts. Currently, there is no known cure for asthma.
The Massachusetts Asthma Action Partnership (MAAP) is a program of Health Resources in Action (HRiA), whose mission is to reduce asthma health disparities and improve the quality of life for all people with asthma in the Commonwealth by coordinating statewide efforts. MAAP is the only statewide asthma partnership that links to local efforts across the state and brings together a diverse group of stakeholders to achieve sustainable statewide changes in the environment, education and quality of health care as they relate to asthma.