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:
Asthma Care Plan/Action Plan, Community Health/Outreach Worker Tool, Community Setting, Day Care, Document (PDF, Word, Excel), Spanish, School, Other
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.
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The community health improvement (CHI) process brings together health care, public health, and other stakeholders to identify and address the health needs of communities—because working together has a greater impact on health and economic vitality than working alone.
Asthma Care Plan/Action Plan, Community Health/Outreach Worker Tool, English, Health Care Setting, Website, Other
Community Health Status Indicators 2015 (CHSI 2015) is an interactive Web application that produces health profiles for all 3,143 counties in the United States. Each profile includes key indicators of health outcomes, which describe the population health status of a county and factors that have the potential to influence health outcomes, such as social factors and the physical environment. CHSI 2015 includes new and enhanced features compared to earlier versions of the tool, including a feature that allows users to compare the value of each indicator with those of demographically similar counties, as well as to the U.S. as a whole, and a new summary comparison report which provides an "at a glance" view of how one county compares with its peers. Check out CHSI 2015 to see your county's health profile!
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Asthma is one of the most common chronic conditions in the United States, affecting nearly 1 in 11 children, costing the United States nearly $56 billion each year in 2007. To improve health outcomes and reduce asthma-related costs, states should consider augmenting high quality medical services with self-management education and home visiting programs, according to a paper released today by the National Governors Association (NGA).
Asthma Care Plan/Action Plan, Asthma Friendly Policies, Community Setting, English, Document (PDF, Word, Excel), Education/Outreach Materials