The NYC Healthy Neighborhoods Program (HNP) can help children with asthma by identifying asthma triggers in their home and finding ways to avoid them. Such triggers can include:
HNP provides free home assessments to families with a child who was diagnosed with asthma by a health care provider. If HNP staff find any environmental asthma triggers or other home health hazards, the program will work with building owners to correct the problems.
You can only get a home assessment if a health care provider refers you to HNP.
You are eligible for a free home assessment if a person with diagnosed persistent asthma who is younger than 21 lives in your home. This service is only available for city residents who have seen pests (mice or cockroaches) in their home, and who allow HNP to work with the building owner to address the problem.
If your doctor says you are eligible for this program, ask them to refer your child to HNP through the Citywide Immunization Registry (CIR).
If you do not have a provider, you can find one through NYC Health + Hospitals.