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Urban HealthCombating Disparities with Local Data$
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Steven Whitman, Ami Shah, and Maureen Benjamins

Print publication date: 2010

Print ISBN-13: 9780199731190

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2011

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199731190.001.0001

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Humboldt Park:

Humboldt Park:

A Community United to Challenge Asthma

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(p.285) 12 Humboldt Park:
Source:
Urban Health
Author(s):

Molly Martin

Juana Ballesteros

Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199731190.003.0012

The Sinai's Improving Community Health Survey found that Puerto Rican children had the highest asthma prevalence rate of all groups. Twenty-one percent of Puerto Rican children had diagnosed asthma while another 13% had a positive asthma screen for a potential total asthma burden of 34%. This chapter discusses the lack of specific interventions that target Puerto Rican children, establishment of the Greater Humboldt Park Community of Wellness, and the asthma experience in Humboldt Park as a model of community-based participatory research.

Keywords:   asthma, disease incidence, Puerto Rican children, community health, public health, asthma management, participatory research

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