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Black Americans are ~5x as likely to be hospitalized due to asthma compared with White Americans1

1. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. https://www.cdc.gov/asthma/healthcare-use/2020/table_b.html. Accessed August 30, 2023


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Inequalities contributing to asthma disparities in Hispanic populations were discussed with the National Association of Hispanic Nurses on November 7, 2023

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LUMA and the National Hispanic Council on Aging (NHCOA) hosted a Spanish-language webinar on July 26, 2023

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Asthma Peak Week:
The Perfect Storm

The third week of September is considered “Asthma Peak Week”1

Emergency department visits are higher in September than in other months, and physician visits are also highest in fall1

1. Larsen K, et al. Ann Am Thorac Soc. 2016;13:231-239.

Learn more about Asthma Peak Week at a Webinar hosted by the National Caucus on Black Aging on September 27, 2023

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References: 1. National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences. https://www.niehs.nih.gov/health/topics/conditions/asthma/index.cfm. Accessed August 30, 2023. 2. National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute. https://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/health/asthma. Accessed August 30, 2023. 3. American Lung Association. https://www.lung.org/lung-health-diseases/lung-disease-lookup/asthma/learn-about-asthma/what-is-asthma#:~:text=Asthma%20is%20a%20chronic%20lung%20disease%20causing%20changes%20in%20the,leading%20to%20an%20asthma%20episode. Accessed August 30, 2023. 4. Global Initiative for Asthma (GINA). https://ginasthma.org/wp-content/uploads/2023/07/GINA-2023-Full-report-23_07_06-WMS.pdf. Accessed August 30, 2023. 5. National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute. www.nhlbi.nih.gov/health/asthma/causes. Accessed August 30, 2023. 6. Gauvreau GM, et al. Expert Opin Ther Targets. 2020;24:777-792. 7. National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute. www.nhlbi.nih.gov/health/asthma/symptoms. Accessed August 30, 2023. 8. Zeiger RS, et al. J Allergy Clin Immunol Pract. 2016;4:120-129.e3. 9. Chastek B, et al. J Manag Care Spec Pharm. 2016;22:848-861. 10. Zeiger RS, et al. J Allergy Clin Immunol Pract. 2015;3:986-990.e2. 11. National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute. www.nhlbi.nih.gov/health/asthma/treatment-action-plan. Accessed August 30, 2023.