June 22-26, 2001

 
 
ADOPTED RESOLUTIONS: HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

ENDORSEMENT OF NATIONAL GIFT OF BREATH CAMPAIGN

WHEREAS, over 80 million Americans are affected by a form of respiratory disease - from asthma to lung cancer - as a patient, parent or spouse; and

WHEREAS, one in four Americans currently die from a respiratory disease; and

WHEREAS, the number of children with asthma is doubling approximately every decade. The impact of these diseases has been even more severe on inner city minority populations,

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that The U.S. Conference of Mayors endorses the efforts of the National Gift of Breath Campaign and the Lovelace Respiratory Research Institute to educate, inform and support the research that will find new treatments and cures for respiratory diseases.