Health Promotion Council's Child Asthma Link Line program was recently awarded the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) National Exemplary Award for its leadership and commitment to comprehensive asthma care.

Developed by the Philadelphia Allies Against Asthma Coalition, Child Asthma Link Line is a free community-based telephone center that integrates a wide range of services for families of children with asthma. The program helps coordinate medical appointments, asthma education and other services for families affected by asthma. Child Asthma Link Line also helps uninsured families obtain health insurance.

The EPA's National Exemplary Award recognizes community-based asthma programs that have:

  • Committed program champions
  • Strong community ties High performing collaborations and partnerships
  • Integrated health care services
  • Tailored environmental interventions
  • Achieved positive health outcomes
Child Asthma Link Line partners with Thomas Jefferson University, The Community Asthma Prevention Program at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, the School District of Philadelphia, and the Philadelphia Department of Public Health.

Child Asthma Link Line is free and can be accessed by calling 1-866-610-6000. Services are offered both in English and Spanish.

For more information on Child Asthma Link Line, please click here. For more information on the National Exemplary Award, visit

Health Promotion Council of Southeastern Pennsylvania (HPC), a PHMC affiliate, is a non-profit corporation whose mission is to promote health and prevent disease, especially among those at greatest risk, through education, outreach and advocacy. HPC is a leading advocate in the region for healthier lifestyles. For more info on HPC, visit