Humboldt Park:

Molly Martin and Juana Ballesteros

in Urban Health

Published in print November 2010 | ISBN: 9780199731190
Published online January 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780199866465 | DOI:
Humboldt Park:

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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

Chapter.  8327 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Public Health and Epidemiology

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