CALC Twitter Share 3May is Asthma Awareness Month, an important opportunity for parents, students, advocates, and health professionals to discuss the effects of childhood asthma and what more needs to be done to help children who suffer from this disease. Do you know what childhood asthma is, how many kids the disease affects, and how to manage the symptoms of childhood asthma?

And what more can legislators do to ensure that young children, students, their families, schools, and communities have access to the resources they need to help treat and manage childhood asthma?

This Wednesday May 18, join First Focus, MomsRising, the American Lung Association and the Green and Healthy Homes Initiative for a Wellness Wednesday Twitter Chat on childhood asthma.

Asthma is one of the most serious chronic diseases in the U.S., affecting almost 26 million Americans and nearly 7 million children. It can cause shortness of breath, coughing,wheezing, chest pain, and even death.

DATE: Wednesday, May 18, 2016

TIME: 11 am PT/ 2 pm ET

HOSTS: @First_Focus , @MomsRising, @LungAssociation, @HealthyHousing

DIRECTIONS: When the Twitter Chat begins, follow #WellnessWed on Twitter. When you see a question (Q1, Q2, etc.), respond with your answer (A1, A2, etc.) and include #WellnessWed.

We hope you join us!