Community Asthma Prevention Program (CAPP)

As many as one in four children in West Philadelphia live with asthma. The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia’s (CHOP) Community Asthma Prevention Program (CAPP) was launched in 1997 by Founder and Medical Director Dr. Tyra Bryant-Stephens specifically to support these children. CAPP operates a Home Visitor Program, now expanded to all of Philadelphia and parts of Montgomery and Delaware counties, utilizing peer community health workers to teach in-home classes and provide families with supplies to mitigate asthma triggers in the home environment, with the goal of improving asthma-related outcomes in children. CAPP also offers free asthma education classes at community sites throughout Philadelphia.

Repairing a Home, Improving a Child's Health: CAPP+

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Classes for caregivers and their children are group-facilitated and led by parent educators who have been trained by CAPP staff to conduct classes.

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