Mobile C.A.R.E. Foundation
The mission of the Mobile C.A.R.E. Foundation is to provide free and comprehensive asthma care, health education, and medications to children with in Chicago's underserved communities via mobile medical clinics, the Asthma Vans. Our goal is to control asthma, one child and family at a time, so they are able to lead a symptom free life. A few of our measurable objectives include reducing ER visits, hospitalizations, and school days missed for our patients. The services offered on our Asthma Vans are: convenient access to specialty-trained pediatricians, nurses, and clinical assistants who administer care on-site, including assessment and diagnosis, physicial examinations, lung function testing, allergy skin testing, tailored treatment plans, and follow up visits; 24-hour emergency call service; one-on-one family education; and medications and tools such as spacers, holding chambers, nebulizers, and peak flow meters. Our most recent quarterly report shows that we reduced ER visits by 50%, hospitalizations by 40%, and school days missed by 62%. The number of children in control of their asthma increased from 21% to 71% after receiving our ongoing services.