ATLANTA -- Today, the Fulton County Department of Health and Wellness has signed a memorandum of understanding with Bright from the Start: Georgia Department of Early Care and Learning (DECAL) and the Georgia Head Start Association to raise awareness of daily air quality conditions as part of the county’s Fulton Asthma Improvement and Reduction (F.A.I.R.) initiative to address asthma-related health disparities. According to the American Lung Association, 24,657 children and nearly 55,000 adults in Fulton County suffer from asthma.
“This memorandum of understanding places us in a position to directly affect the health outcomes of our youngest residents,” states Patrice A. Harris, Director, Fulton County Health Services. “It also allows us to educate not only the student, but also parents and teachers about the effect of poor air quality and asthma triggers.”