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What is Putting on AIRS?                                                                                          

Putting on AIRS (Asthma Indoor Risk Strategies) is a program designed to target the reduction of environmental asthma triggers in the home and provide education for self-management of asthma symptoms. 

The Central Connecticut Health District received funding from the Connecticut Department of Public Health (DPH) to coordinate the regional Putting on AIRS regional home assessment program.  

 

Who can participate?

This program is available to Berlin, Newington, Rocky Hill and Wethersfield residents who suffer from asthma and/or have a child who suffers from asthma.  It is also available to residents in Avon, Bloomfield, Bristol, Burlington, Canton, East Granby, East Hartford, East Windsor, Enfield, Farmington, Glastonbury, Granby, Hartford, Hebron, Manchester, Marlborough, New Britain, Simsbury, Southington, South Windsor, and Suffield.

 

How much will it cost?

This program is provided at no cost to you, and has been funded by the CT Department of Public Health.

 

What Services does this program provide?

Specifically, with your permission, an asthma educator and an environmental specialist will visit your home to:

  • Review your medical provider’s asthma action plan and medications with you.
  • Provide education to help you understand how to better manage your asthma.
  • Walk through your home with you to help identify triggers of asthma.
  • Provide education on how to minimize asthma triggers in your home.
  • Provide a confidential report developed as part of your medical record to help manage asthma. This information will be shared with your health care provider.

How do I schedule an appointment?

To schedule a visit, please contact the Putting on AIRS Program Coordinator Betty Murphy at 860-665-8571.

If you are a community member and/or service provider, and would like to make a referral, click here to access the appropriate referral form.

For medical providers: If you would like to make a patient referral, click here to access the referral form.

For more information regarding asthma, please visit the following websites and or contact the Central Connecticut Health District at 860-665-8571.