RVA Breathes

RVA Breathes

RVA Breathes is a community asthma program that helps families improve their children’s daily experiences with asthma. The program covers asthma self-management education, medication management, tips on how to reduce home-based triggers and irritants, and much more. 

Families participating in RVA Breathes are paired with a community health worker and a healthy homes specialist to complete up to four sessions over about four months. During these sessions, the community health worker and healthy homes specialist share resources that can help children and their families manage asthma and answer questions about caring for children with asthma. They may also take a look at the family’s home for opportunities to control or minimize any triggers that might be impacting the child’s asthma. Each session usually lasts about an hour and takes place in the home—but some of the sessions can also be completed on the phone or virtually if needed.

Please contact us at 804-584-0266 or rvabreathes@vdh.virginia.gov to learn more.


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About RVA Breathes

The RVA Breathes program was developed by Virginia Commonwealth University as part of a research study funded by the National Institutes of Health. The program is now being offered to the community by the Richmond City and Henrico County Health Districts. Many RVA Breathes families have seen significant improvements in their child’s asthma control as a result of the preventative measures we work on together. 

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Call (804) 205-3500 or 211

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