Area 3: Sustainability

This section of the application, worth 15 points, addresses the components of environmental asthma care that receive health care reimbursement or, if coverage is not yet available, addresses the effort underway to establish coverage to sustain environmental asthma care.

Area 3. Sustainability (15 points)

Application Guidelines Evaluation Criteria
  • Describe current and long-term funding, revenues, and other financing arrangements to sustain your system’s ability to deliver comprehensive asthma care that includes solutions for the indoor environmental determinants of health (IEDOH) in asthma.
  • Describe how you finance any environmental asthma care, which components you can be reimbursed for currently, and strategies to expand reimbursement for solutions for the IEDOH in your community’s asthma burden.
  • If applicable, describe payment and delivery models (e.g., shared savings, accountable community organization, accountable community of health)  in place to support comprehensive asthma care services in your community.
  • Describe how your asthma care system (i.e., you and your partners) track program-wide costs, savings, and return on investment and how you use such data to attract funders, supporters, and financial sustainability.
  • Describe your efforts to expand reimbursement for in-home environmental services and modifications to address the IEDOH in asthma for people at risk of poor health outcomes due to environmental exposures.
  • Applicant demonstrates a sustainability strategy for environmental asthma education and interventions.
  • Applicant and its partners analyze return on investments in their asthma care system, including environmental components, and use information to advocate for expanded funding and population-health approaches that address the IEDOH in asthma.
  • Applicant and partners demonstrate cost savings or positive returns.

Links to other areas within the National Environmental Leadership Award in Asthma Management application appear below: