AIRnyc has provided home-based asthma care for 18 years, helping New York City's most vulnerable families manage this chronic disease. Community Health Workers visit families in their homes to reinforce care provided in a clinical setting. Asthma is the number one reason children are hospitalized and the number one reason they miss school. It also costs New York State an estimated $1.3 billion in medical expenses and lost productivity each year. 
Today, AIRnyc's patient-centered approach also includes chronic-disease support, education, and referrals beyond asthma.
 The Prevalence and Cost of Asthma in New York State, April 2014, NYS Comptroller’s Office