Join the US EPA in the national effort to raise asthma awareness during Asthma Awareness Month. Host activities to educate people in your community about comprehensive asthma management. Download EPA’s Asthma Awareness Month Event Planning Kit featuring new ideas for outreach and awareness activities, tips for working with the media, success stories, and much more.
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U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand of New York has announced more than $1.6 billion in funding for school districts to help students manage their asthma.
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Childhood asthma rates appear to have stopped rising among many U.S. groups, but not among the poorest kids or children aged 10 and older, a study by Lara J. Akinbami, Alan E. Simon, and Lauren M. Rossen suggests.
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When integrated into the electronic health record (EHR) and clinical workflow, clinical decision support (CDS) can enhance health care quality and improve patient outcomes.1 Using computerized alerts, reminders, forms, templates, data reports, evidence-based protocols, and other tools, CDS organizes, filters, and presents clinical knowledge and patient-specific information to guide decisions at the point of care.2 This brief discusses how an asthma CDS tool can promote the consistent use of clinical practice guidelines for asthma, and how incorporating a referral form template can promote wider use of in-home asthma programs as an effective complement to asthma care in clinical settings.
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Watch this webinar from California Asthma Partners to learn how five new and innovative asthma management tools can help students breathe easier this school year.
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The King County Asthma Program in Seattle, Washington, developed a community health worker (CHW) home visit program (Healthy Homes) and demonstrated its effectiveness. They designed a streamlined version of the program that was simpler and cost less to implement to facilitate broad dissemination and adoption. Here they reported on the effectiveness, cost-effectiveness, and ROI of a streamlined Healthy Homes program.
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The purpose of this FOA is to support clinical trials to evaluate Asthma Care Implementation Programs (ACIP) that provide comprehensive care for children at high risk of poor asthma outcomes. The community-based ACIPs are expected to address the needs of the U.S. community in which the study will be conducted and integrate interventions with demonstrated efficacy from four different sectors (medical care, family, home, and community). Applications must include a trial designed to assess if the ACIP improves asthma outcomes relative to an appropriate comparator(s) and a subsequent period of observation to evaluate sustainability. While there are several other necessary elements of the trials, it is critical that the outcomes/endpoints include measures of the process used to implement the evidence based interventions. The ACIP will involve investigators who have established collaborations with representatives from the four sectors who have committed resources to the ACIP. Given the potential impact of the interventions on the local community, the sustainability of the program will be formally assessed during the project period. Finally, investigators must plan for dissemination of the program beyond their own community. This initiative is designed as a cooperative agreement to enable collaboration among investigators on the implementation metrics to be used, the quality improvement efforts to be conducted throughout the funding period, and how to establish best practices. - See more at: http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-HL-17-001.html#sthash.yjOYU3Bn.dpuf
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Sesame Street characters help with your asthma action Plan. Here’s what to do when a child with asthma feels sick:
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National Asthma Control Initiative (NACI) Takes a Big Bite of the Big Apple
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Use este plan con su doctor para escribir las indicaciones que debe seguir para controlar su asma. Úselo para el cuidado diario de su asma y durante un ataque. Al reverso encontrará una lista con algunos desencadenantes que le pueden empeorar el asma y lo que puede hacer para evitarlos. / Use this plan together with your doctor to write down how to manage your asthma; routinely on a daily basis and during an attack. Look on the back for a list of possible asthma triggers and ways to avoid them.
Asthma Care Plan/Action Plan, English, Document (PDF, Word, Excel), Spanish