According to the Centers for Disease Control there are currently 6.5 million children in the United States living with asthma. Multiply that number by said asthma children’s parents, family members and caregivers and the number of individuals affected by this chronic disease is comparable to the population in the state of Texas.
The financial and medical needs continue to grow for this population, and our government is proving unwilling to truly reform health care in America.
It’s up to all of us affected by a child with asthma to mobilize around this issue and change health care for the better. That’s the concept behind The Asthma Advocate. This blog offers parents techniques and strategies for advocating on their asthmatic child's behalf. The site averages over 700 new visitors each month from all over the globe.