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Article on Asthma Care Coverage in State Medicaid Programs

Through the American Lung Association’s Asthma Guidelines-Based Care Coverage Project, the organization determines the extent of asthma care coverage and associated barriers in state Medicaid programs — information that has been previously unavailable. The Project tracked coverage for 7 areas of guidelines-based asthma care and 9 barriers related to accessing care in Medicaid programs for all 50 states, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico. Results from the Project show a lack of consistent and comprehensive coverage across states, as well as coverage-related challenges to accessing asthma care within states.

What We Do For Children

What We Do For Children

Evaluation tools or other techniques for a small asthma ed program-any ideas?

Aloha: Can someone direct me to evaluation tools or kit or guidemlines for our small asthma program? I want to send a research proposal and to do so need a solid evaluation piece in my program which I dont have. Is there a quality of life or other scale if I cannot pull ER visit frequency before and after education? Mahalo Connie Saunders csaunders@uhahealth.com

Want to become a home pro helping families with their homes' health and safety?

The Building Performance Institute (BPI) hosted a webinar with representatives from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), Green & Healthy Housing Initiative (GHHI), and Healthy Housing Solutions on December 6th along with over 330 healthy housing stakeholders, including 240 home BPI GoldStar Contractors and Certified Pros, contractors interested in getting Healthy Home Evaluator (HHE) certified.

Imaging Advance Offers New View on Allergic Asthma

You probably know people who sneeze a little when they encounter plant pollens, pet dander, or other everyday allergens. For others, however, these same allergens can trigger a serious asthma attack that can make breathing a life-or-death struggle. Now, two NIH-funded research groups have teamed up to help explain the differences in severity underlying the two types of reactions.

Cleaning Products to Avoid if You Have Allergies

Facts and Statistics about Asthma

Asthma is a very common condition. Just about every American has probably had an encounter with it either from personal experience or from someone they know. To help raise awareness about just how much this health condition affects our country, we’ve compiled a list of asthma facts and statistics.

Test Your Knowledge on Climate & Health

Climate change is a significant threat to the health of the American people.

BPI Introduces the Healthy Home Evaluator Credential

The Building Performance Institute, Inc. (BPI) introduced the Healthy Home Evaluator (HHE) credential to the nation's home performance, weatherization and healthy housing workforce, with the goal of breaking the link between unhealthy housing and unhealthy families through home performance interventions.

RFQ for School Districts for Free Economic Assessment of IPM Programs.

Health Resources in Action (HRiA) is seeking applications from school districts across the country to participate in an economic assessment of the implementation of IPM programs www.asthmaregionalcouncil.org/our-work/keeping-the-pests-out/. The project, Keeping the Pests Out: The Economics of IPM in Schools, is funded by EPA, and will inform school pest management policies nationwide. We appreciate if you would share this on-line RFQ http://bit.ly/HRiAIPM with your public health and school networks. Informational webinar on April 20th.
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