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Improving Asthma Outcomes by Partnering CHWs With Weatherization & Healthy Homes Interventions

17 September 2014
Speaker(s): 
Tracy Enger (U.S. Environmental Protection Agency), Dr. James Krieger (Chronic Disease and Injury Prevention Section of Public Health, Seattle and King County, WA.), and Mr. Joel Gregory (King County Housing Authority, WA)

Learn about the successful Seattle/King County asthma pilot program, which was featured in the American Journal of Public Health! Its findings suggest that adding weatherization-plus-health structural interventions to an existing community health worker asthma home visit program results in greater benefits in asthma control and asthma-related quality of life.

Hear practical tips on establishing an effective collaboration between a weatherization program, local public health department, school district nurses and community members.

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