Welcome to MABetterBreathing.org

The goal of the Massachusetts Community Health Centers’ Asthma Educators Collaborative is to provide a forum – a place for sharing — for all healthcare providers devoted to helping patients and their families manage asthma.

Across our state, many medical providers at community health centers have devoted themselves to teaching the knowledge, attitudes, and skills needed by persons living with asthma. We are nurses, medical assistants, community health workers, case managers, and others. The purpose of our collaborative is to facilitate our work as asthma educators. There are special needs unique to our population of patients who are living with asthma and special challenges to us as asthma educators in teaching about asthma and its management. Many of these challenges we share in common at our various practice sites, with the opportunity to learn from and share with one another. Our Collaborative is meant to bring us together in this shared purpose, and this website is a mechanism for this interaction despite our physical dispersion at multiple sites across the state.

To create this Collaborative, Partners Asthma Center has partnered with the Massachusetts Department of Public Health and its Prevention and Wellness Trust Fund, the Boston Public Health Commission, the Massachusetts League of Community Health Centers, the Neighborhood Health Plan, and the Health Resources in Action . Most importantly, we wish to partner with you and your Community Health Center.

Together, we can share our good ideas and useful resources; identify needs for new information and teaching materials; link together through e-mail addresses and other contact information; post opportunities for learning about asthma; create discussion groups; participate in webinars; and, overall, come together as a community of community health center asthma educators.

Come join us.



May is National Asthma and Allergy Awareness Month!

Please join your colleagues across the state in raising awareness about Asthma and Allergies!

Click Here for Asthma and Allergy Awareness events taking place in person and virtually, across the country and in your area.

If you would like support in pushing your asthma and allergy awareness event, please send us the information and we will gladly share it through our networks!

Colleagues, please join us for our next Webex on June 17, 12-12:35 p.m.
We are excited to announce that Dr. Ayobami Akenroye, BWH Allergy and Clinical Immunology, is our guest speaker. She will discuss the connection between asthma and allergies and share about any, if new and exciting ways to manage these two conditions. Looking forward to seeing you on June 17 at noon!

Boston’s Office of the Attorney General

New Health at Home Website

We are excited to announce that the Office of Attorney General Andrea Joy Campbell has launched its “Health at Home” website to provide clear, reliable, and easily accessible guidance to Massachusetts residents on various home environmental health hazards, all in one location.