The Medical Industry's Asthma Support Opportunities
When a disease such as asthma takes hold of so many lives, including more than 20 million of them in the United States alone, people tend to look around for help and support. When someone can feel like they are sharing a struggle with someone else, it always makes the road they must travel a little less daunting.
While most people will look to places like the government or to non-profit organizations for this support, not everyone can take part in these efforts for varying reasons. Therefore, the medical industry is also seen by some as a resource for support for those with asthma, and below are just a few examples of how the medical field is attempting to provide that support in various places around the country.
Nationwide Children's Hospital
Formerly known as the Columbus Children's Hospital in Ohio, this world-renowned medical facility offers an array of support opportunities for asthma patients anywhere in the United States, including allergy support, their "Kids in Control" program, educational opportunities, social work and "Team Asthma."
The Cleveland Clinic
Staying in Ohio, another medical facility that's respected worldwide, the Cleveland Clinic, offers a full suite of support services for those with asthma and for families of those who suffer from this disease. The clinic also offers a comprehensive portal of information for those who need any sort of educational or treatment help.
Northwest Community Hospital
Northwest Community Hospital is a highly–regarded medical facility in the Chicago area. While its description of its asthma support group is relatively thin, it does offer a unique opportunity to directly speak to one of the directors of their support programs so that you can be properly placed into a support system that will help you.
Hasbro Children's Hospital
Hasbro Children's Hospital in Providence, Rhode Island offers an extremely comprehensive set of asthma support groups. Specifically, a guest speaker is invited to every support group meeting to offer input on any number of asthma-related topics. The hospital even has Hispanic and African–American asthma support groups.
As you see, hospitals and clinics all over the United States offer different types and levels of support for those who struggle with asthma. Regardless of where you live, you could have an opportunity to join a group that does not exist in your hometown or you could simply contact the facilities in your area to find out more about where to find the support you need.