Background

Established in 1992, the Community Asthma Partnership began as a grassroots coalition of volunteers from the private and public sectors who were determined to combat the increasing issue of childhood asthma on the First Coast.

The program originally set out to fight the potentially life-threatening effects of asthma and to help children with difficult-to-manage asthma stay out of the emergency room.

Today the organization is known as the Community Asthma Partnership at Wolfson (CAP-W) under THE PLAYERS Center for Child Health at Wolfson Children’s Hospital. During the past several years, CAP-W has expanded its outreach throughout Northeast Florida to include:

  • Asthma education in schools and child care centers
  • Training for community physicians and their office staff
  • Bedside education at Wolfson Children’s Hospital
  • ¬†High Risk Care Coordination who under National Institutes of Health guidelines: have four or more ER visits; two hospital admissions within 12 months; or one Pediatric Intensive Care Unit admission lifetime
  • Summer Camps
  • Community Asthma Workshops

Click here for a complete list of CAPW programs and services.

CAPW is here to help you.

For more information, call us any weekday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at 904.202.5132 or send us an email or get updates