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Detroit Asthma Summit: Disparities & Solutions

The Detroit Asthma Summit brought together representatives from the State, city of Detroit, local community organizations, citizens, and university partners to present on the state of asthma in Detroit. The Summit provided opportunities for education, collaboration, and identification of strategies to reduce the asthma burden in Detroit.


Summary Report


Dr. Abdul El-Sayed, Executive Director, Detroit Health Department
Dr. Bob Wahl and John Dowling, Michigan Department of Health and Human Services
Dr. Lyke Thompson, Wayne State University, Detroit/Wayne County Green and Healthy Homes Initiative
Craig Fitzner, Michigan Department of Environmental Quality - Air Quality Division
Mary Sue Schottenfels, Community Lead Education and Reduction Corps Detroit; Dr. James Forshee, Molina Health Care
Dr. Elliott Attisha, School-Based & Community Health Program, Henry Ford Health System
Monica Paguia and Megan Gavin, United States Environmental Protection Agency, Region 5
Detroit-specific Asthma Research and Interventions
Dr. James Blessman, Center for Urban Responses to Environmental Stressors (CURES: Wayne State University, Henry Ford Health System, University of Michigan)
Dr. Stuart Batterman, Sheena Martenies & Angela Reyes

Go to Partner Events page.

Planning Committee

  • Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America, Michigan Chapter
  • Wayne State University Center for Urban Responses to Environmental Stressors (CURES) grant project
  • CLEARCorps Detroit
  • University of Michigan – Community Action to Promote Healthy Environments (CA-PHE) grant project
  • Detroit Alliance for Asthma Awareness
  • Detroit Health Department
  • Detroit Public Schools
  • Green Door Initiative
  • Henry Ford Health System
  • MI Air MI Health
  • Michigan Department of Environmental Quality, Air Quality Division
  • Michigan Department of Health & Human Services, Michigan Asthma Program
  • Molina Healthcare of Michigan
  • US Environmental Protection Agency Region 5
  • Wayne Children's Healthcare Access Program