IMPACT DC Asthma Clinic is an award-winning pediatric asthma program in Washington, D.C., dedicated to improving asthma care and outcomes for children through clinical care, education, research and advocacy.
A disproportionately high number of children suffer from asthma in the District of Columbia. IMPACT DC’s mission is to lessen the need for emergency room visits and hospital stays by educating patients and families about ways to manage the condition and connecting them with valuable resources in their local community.
Choosing Children's National Hospital for Asthma Care
IMPACT DC’s three focus areas: Asthma Care and Education, Outreach, and Research
The heart of the program is the IMPACT DC Asthma Clinic. The clinic sees children who have recently been to the emergency room, were hospitalized for asthma or who generally have trouble controlling their asthma.
When you and your child visit the clinic, our team of asthma educators and clinicians will provide detailed medical consultation and a unique care plan for your child. We then communicate and coordinate care with your child’s primary care provider, school nurse and others involved in your child’s asthma care.
IMPACT DC asthma educators provide individualized education on asthma and medications, while showing children and families how to best use inhalers and other devices. We also explain how to identify and reduce exposure to allergens or other triggers that may cause asthma symptoms.
Conditions We Treat
Our Dedication to Improving Asthma Care
Watch as patients and families affected by asthma discuss how the IMPACT DC clinic helps minimize triggers and improve quality of life.
We understand that families have many questions about their child’s condition and care. Our online resources can support your ongoing treatment journey.
To send form and other documents, please fax us. Patients should bring with them any medical information concerning their conditions (i.e., medical records, test results or x-rays).