The City of Cleveland - Department of Public Health (CDPH) works to prevent asthma and to promote healthy asthma self-management.

Asthma is a chronic disease that affects your airways. The airways are the tubes that carry air in and out of your lungs. If you have asthma, the inside walls of your airways are inflamed or swollen. This swelling makes the airways very sensitive, and they tend to react strongly to things that you are allergic to or find irritating. When the airways react, they get narrower, and less air flows through to your lung tissue. This causes symptoms like wheezing (a whistling sound when you breathe), coughing, chest tightness, and trouble breathing.

Resources for learning more about asthma:
Learn about the recently awarded Build Health Challenge grant and “ Engaging the Community in New Approaches to Healthy Housing," initiative which will work to improve rates of asthma by addressing housing in the Stockyards, Clark-Fulton and Brooklyn Centre neighborhoods.