Breathing Easier in New York City

Breathing Easier in New York City

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Innovative treatment center: The mobile pediatric asthma care unit is the first of its kind in the U.S.

Caring leaders: Representatives from New York Hospital Queens, Jacob A. Riis Neighborhood Settlement and TransCanada celebrate the unveiling of the NYHQ Pediatric Mobile Asthma Unit that provides asthma care to children at Riis Settlement. Congress Member Carolyn Maloney and Council Member Jimmy Van Bramer also attended the unveiling to show their support.

Friday, May 23, 2014 - 10:00am


The area known as “Asthma alley” stretches from the South Bronx through East Harlem and into Western Queens in Long Island City. It has one of the highest childhood asthma rates in New York and is surrounded by manufacturing sites, bridges and transportation hubs. On March 28th, numerous partners recognizing the community’s need for effective asthma care and treatment solutions gathered to unveil a newly renovated pediatric asthma mobile unit.

Click here to read more about the mobile pediatric asthma care unit, which is the first of its kind in the U.S.