Is It Effective and Feasible for Our Practice?
To see if your health center is likely to benefit from implementing the CHAMPS intervention complete the checklist below.
If you answered yes to one or more of these questions then your health center and its patients can benefit from implementing a CHAMPS intervention
The CHAMPS intervention is effective for – and can be tailored to fit – any practice or patient population where pediatric asthma is common.
Implementing CHAMPS strengthens practice teams, builds capacity to manage patient populations through targeting children who benefit from elimination or amelioration of environmental triggers, and builds patient and caregiver self-management skills.This also means that CHAMPS further develops your practice as a patient-centered health home.
The health centers that participated in the CHAMPS research study were Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs) in three states/jurisdictions. FQHCs share a model of care but experience different geopolitical environments, contextual and organizational features, and varying levels of experience asthma interventions. Despite these differences, each clinic was able to adopt and adapt the intervention to meet the needs of their organization and patient population.
Depending on the practice's resources and capacity, the CHAMPS intervention may be accomplished with current clinical teams with proper training and design of care processes. The CHAMPS intervention can also be phased in over time, starting with a smaller population of eligible children served by a particular care team or site. The information and tools on the website are based on evidence from a diverse set of health centers with differing patient populations and resources to help each practice discover the best path to successful implementation.
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