Expand the availability of school-based health centers. New York students with centers at school were over 50% less likely to be hospitalized for asthma than those without (10.5% versus 17%). Low-income and minority children, especially those who live in large urban areas, are substantially more likely to suffer from asthma than their middle-income peers. When this disparity is compounded by limited access to consistent preventive care, it leads to even greater disparities in school days missed, which in turn exacerbates achievement gaps. Preventing acute attacks can alleviate much of the problem. School-based health centers bring health resources where children spend a large part of their day.