2012 May 30: Air Media Advisory (HQ): THURSDAY: Obama Administration Task Force announces coordinated action plan to address asthma disparities

2012 May 30: Air Media Advisory (HQ): THURSDAY: Obama Administration Task Force announces coordinated action plan to address asthma disparities

Air Media Advisory (HQ): THURSDAY: Obama Administration Task Force announces coordinated action plan to address asthma disparities

CONTACT:
EPA Press Officepress

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 30, 2012


THURSDAY: Obama Administration Task Force announces coordinated action plan to address asthma disparities


WASHINGTON
– Thursday, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Lisa P. Jackson, Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS) Kathleen Sebelius, Secretary of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Shaun Donovan, and White House Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ) Chair Nancy Sutley will join together at an event at Town Hall Education Arts Recreation Campus (THEARC), which houses The Boys and Girls Club of Greater Washington along with other community groups. Asthma rates of African American children are currently at 16%, while 16.5% of Puerto Rican children suffer from the chronic respiratory disease, more than double the rate of Caucasian children in the United States.

WHO: EPA Administrator Lisa P. Jackson
HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius
HUD Secretary Shaun Donovan
CEQ Chair Nancy Sutley

WHAT: Announcement of Coordinated Federal Action Plan to address asthma disparities

WHEN: Thursday, May 31st, 11:30 am EDT

WHERE: Boys and Girls Club of Greater Washington, THEARC, 1901 Mississippi Ave., S.E. Washington, DC 20020

*** Credentialed press who would like to interview Administrator Lisa P. Jackson should email press to RSVP. Please include your name, media affiliation and contact information in your request. Reporters unable to attend the event can watch the live stream at www.epa.gov/live.

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