Author: Molly Rauch

Molly RauchAs public health policy director, Molly Rauch develops clean air campaigns, creates educational resources, manages media outreach, cultivates partnerships and collaborations with other organizations, and writes about public health, science, and policy. She lives with her family in Washington, DC, where she serves on the District of Columbia’s Commission on Climate Change and Resiliency. Her writing on environmental health has appeared in Goodhousekeeping.com, Parents.com, and Huffington Post, among other publications. A native New Yorker, she holds a master’s degree in public health.

Improving Asthma Care at School

BY ON November 6, 2013
Asthma is a major health problem in children. Affecting approximately 10% of US children, asthma is a major cause of Emergency Room visits and hospitalizations in children. It is also one of the leading causes of school absenteeism. In the school setting, school nurses spend...

TOPICS: Asthma, Schools

Warming Climate Increases Dangerous Air Pollution

BY ON October 22, 2013
Climate change is a pollution problem. Not only does climate change result from carbon pollution in our atmosphere, but climate change will also increase dangerous air pollution. That is one of the messages from last month’s IPCC report. “Locally higher surface temperatures in polluted regions...

TOPICS: Asthma, Cancer, Ozone