Monthly Archives: July 2010

Asthma Community Network – New website!

I usually like to reserve this blog for research news, but I also like to focus on asthma since that has been my research and career focus for the past few years.

A new online community website has recently caught my attention and deserves recognition:
Asthma Community Network – Communities in Action
ACN web screen shot
“The Network is supported by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency in partnership with Allies Against Asthma, a program of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the Merck Childhood Asthma Network, Inc. (MCAN), a nonprofit organization funded by the Merck Company Foundation.”

They just refurbished the site and it’s one of the best, if not the best, online resource for asthma care professionals, community organizations and patients. The site is extremely user friendly and well organized. Finding materials on a specific topic or resources in your area couldn’t be easier. Highlights of the site include:

-Resource Bank
-Webinar Catalog
-Program Search
-Discussion Forum
-Events Calendar
-Mentorship for program development

Like the name suggests, this website is meant to be an online community of asthma champions, it will only get better the more people use the site. I want to commend the organizations that support that website and encourage those involved with asthma, community education, or anyone suffering with asthma to visit this website!