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25% of Low-Income Chicago Children Have Asthma

The most prevalent chronic illness affecting low-income children in the U.S. is asthma. Yet despite its prevalence, and the high cost associated with hospitalization and emergency room visits due to untreated asthma (an estimated $15,155 per year, per asthmatic child), the most vulnerable residents of Chicago continue to have limited or no access to medication and ongoing care.

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Meet Our New CEO, Tim Egan

After an extensive search, Mobile C.A.R.E. Foundation has decided to name Tim Egan, most recently a Vice President of Norwegian American Hospital, as its new Chief Executive Officer. Through this initial step, Mobile C.A.R.E. begins a multi-year plan to expand MCF services beyond asthma care to other common but often under-treated aspects of pediatric health such as diabetes maintenance, general medicine, and dental health. Read more about this important decision here.


Mobile C.A.R.E. Foundation is a non-profit organization which dispatches mobile health clinics called Asthma Vans into distressed Chicago neighborhoods. By working in partnership with local schools, we’re able to treat asthmatic students whom otherwise could not afford necessary on-going care and medication without the children missing school. Our Asthma Vans have been proven to reduce school absenteeism, increase physical activity, and keep kids out of the ER. Learn More About our Mission


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