Advocating for policies to reduce asthma's impact:
In June 2003, the San Francisco Asthma Task Force reported its "Strategic Plan on Asthma for the City and County of San Francisco" (pdf) to the San Francisco Board of Supervisors.
Five years later, in May 2008, the Task Force issued the "Report to the Community on Asthma"(pdf), with a focus on asthma outcome health disparities by neighborhood and environmental risk factors for asthma in San Francisco. The press conference for this event focused on San Francisco's zip code level disparities in asthma emergency room visits and asthma hospitalizations, providing several maps illustrating asthma disparity risk factors. (English, Word) (Chinese, Word) (Spanish, Word).
Most recently, in October 2011, the Task Force issued a ten-year history of our accomplishments and recommendations for future action to reduce asthma disparities: "Asthma Task Force Report to the San Francisco Board of Supervisors: Recommendations to Promote Asthma Prevention and Control."
Changes in asthma hospitalization rates over time by zip code.
Other Asthma Task Force reports:
2013 Update: Bleach-Free Disinfection and Sanitizing for Child Care
Family and Medical Provider Perceptions of Causal Factors of Pediatric Asthma Hospitalizations (pending)