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Asthma Action Team | Overview

The Asthma Action Team at Boston Children’s Hospital Primary Care Center (CHPCC) is a team of doctors, nurses, nurse practitioners and social workers who work to help families care for children with asthma.  We focus on providing quality pediatric asthma care.

Your child must be a patient in the Boston Children’s Hospital Primary Care Center to take part in the Asthma Action Team.

Our main goal is to work with you to develop a plan to monitor and control your child’s asthma symptoms, and to prevent asthma attacks before they occur.

  • We help you to understand your child’s asthma symptoms and medications.

  • We can make necessary adjustments to your child’s medication plan.

  • We help to identify your child’s asthma triggers and help to reduce them.

  • We help you identify community resources.

  • We provide support services through social work, community agencies and your child’s school system. 

  • We provide annual flu vaccines.

  • We assist families with smoking cessation and decreasing exposure to second hand smoke.

  • We can manage your child’s asthma along with their physician or nurse practitioner.

  • We also act as the link between your child’s primary care physician and specialty services at Children’s to make sure your child receives the best treatment for them.

Although we work closely with your child’s primary care team, our visits do not replace regular checkups with your child’s primary doctor or nurse practitioner.

We help families to identify environmental asthma triggers and refer them for assistance to community and city services. We also refer families to the Boston Children's Hospital Community Asthma Initiative for in home asthma education and environmental support.

About asthma

Asthma is a chronic lung disease characterized by inflammation and spasm of the airways. This causes breathing problems such as coughing, wheezing and shortness of breath. Asthma can be triggered by environmental factors, infections, allergies, exercise, temperature changes or other airway irritants.


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