How a Cross-Sector Coalition is Reducing Childhood Asthma in Texas

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How a Cross-Sector Coalition is Reducing Childhood Asthma in Texas

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Friday, August 4, 2017 - 8:00am

CAMPAIGN: U.S. Health

CONTENT: Blog

Dallas Children’s Medical Center, a 100-year-old nonprofit hospital serving North Texas, identified the need to reduce disparities in childhood asthma outcomes across racial, socioeconomic, and geographic boundaries. Asthma is the most common chronic condition for children living in Dallas and was the top cause for admission to the Children’s Health emergency department in 2013.

FSG worked with the Children’s Medical Center to develop a cross-sector coalition—the Health and Wellness Alliance for Children—made up of leaders from health care organizations, school districts, government agencies, social service nonprofits, and faith-based organizations. Using a collective impact approach, the FSG team supported Children’s Medical Center and the Alliance in creating the coalition, forming a common agenda, and identifying strategies to address social and environmental determinants of asthma.

Learn more about the project on FSG.org > 

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Keywords: Health & Healthcare | Asthma | Collective Impact | Community Partnerships | FSG | Health | Philanthropy & Cause Initiatives | Texas | childrens health | collaboration | dallas

CAMPAIGN: U.S. Health

CONTENT: Blog