2007 Silver Anvil Award Winner – Multicultural Public Relations – Association / Government / Nonprofit Organizations
Asthma is the leading cause of school absenteeism, hospitalizations, and even death--nationwide. New York’s inner-city children have an asthma rate four times the national rate. With limited access to routine healthcare, access to specialty care--effective at reducing hospitalizations, emergency visits, and school absences--is a rarity for the underserved. To address this problem, Fleishman-Hillard created Project E.R.A.S.E., a breakthrough program that sends specialists into needy city schools providing poor children with the diagnosis, advice on treatment, and management of asthma—at no cost. E.R.A.S.E. has made dramatic improvements in the health and lives of its participants.