The Obama administration has announced a plan to help minority and low-income children with asthma. The program stresses local coordination across health care, education, housing, and schools.
About 1 out of every 10 Michigan children suffer from asthma. Minority and low-income kids experience higher rates of hospitalization, missed school days, and death from asthma.
Michigan has made progress over the past decade. Hospitalization rates for children with asthma have decreased by 28-percent.