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A Story of Health begins with a family reunion that brings you into the lives of fictional people with some of the chronic illnesses that are a serious problem for the health of our nation – asthma, developmental disabilities, cancer, infertility, diabetes, and cognitive decline. Through their stories, you’ll learn the potential causes of these diseases and conditions, and explore prevention strategies.
Asthma Friendly Policies, Booklet, Community Health/Outreach Worker Tool, English, Website, Other
The Minnesota Department of Health would like you to be aware of the “new” URL to the online training: Reducing Environmental Asthma Triggers in the home. Go to: https://apps.health.state.mn.us/asthmahealthyhomes/
Community Health/Outreach Worker Tool, English, Education/Outreach Materials, Environmental Assessment/Checklist, Training Materials, Training/Educational Kit, Website, Other
Checkout the Google+ Hangout with NHLBI (in partnership with the CDC, EPA, and Impact DC)? Listen to a discussion/insights into the strides we're making to reduce the burden of asthma. Watch It Now on YouTube.
To respond to persistent disparities in health outcomes, the public health workforce must have the sensitivity and flexibility to work effectively in diverse contexts. Similarly, evaluation of programs requires a culturally responsive approach. To that end, the National Asthma Control Program, in partnership with the Division for Heart Disease and Stroke Prevention, developed Practical Strategies for Culturally Competent Evaluation. This guide and accompanying tip sheet highlight opportunities for integrating cultural competence throughout the six steps of the CDC evaluation process. Available at: http://www.cdc.gov/asthma/program_eval/other_resources.htm
Asthma Friendly Policies, English, Program Management/Evaluation, Website
Air-pollution levels have been trending downward progressively over the past several decades in southern California, as a result of the implementation of air quality–control policies. We assessed whether long-term reductions in pollution were associated with improvements in respiratory health among children.
Asthma Friendly Policies, Community Setting, English, Document (PDF, Word, Excel), Environmental Assessment/Checklist, Health Care Setting, Website, Other
The Green & Healthy Homes (GHHI) Healthy Homes Demonstration Project utilized the standards and practices created by GHHI: A Holistic Housing Assessment coupled with environmental health education and combined as an integrated environmental health and energy housing intervention for children with asthma, ages 2–14.
English, Document (PDF, Word, Excel), Education/Outreach Materials, Home/Housing, Program Management/Evaluation, Other, Quality Improvement, School, Other
As of January 1, 2014, a new Medicaid rule allows reimbursement for preventive services delivered by non-licensed providers, upon recommendation from a licensed Medicaid provider. ASTHO's website contains resources related to the new Medicaid rule, including examples of successful strategies for preventive service delivery by non-licensed providers such as Community Health Workers (CHWs), and other resources related to the adaptation, licensure, and support of CHWs.
Community Health/Outreach Worker Tool, Community Setting, English, Document (PDF, Word, Excel)
Since 1997, the “free care” rule has stated that Medicaid will not pay for services that are offered to the general public free of charge. The rule has stood as a significant barrier for schools to receive Medicaid reimbursement for health services provided to students enrolled in Medicaid. On December 15, 2014, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) issued a letter to State Medicaid Directors informing them of a decision to withdraw prior regulatory guidance on the free care rule. The following Q&A explains how this important reversal of Medicaid policy will impact coverage of school-based interventions for low-income children with asthma.
Community Health/Outreach Worker Tool, Community Setting, English, Education/Outreach Materials
The prevalence of childhood asthma in the United States increased from 8.7% in 2001 to 9.5% in 2011. This increased prevalence adds to the costs incurred by state Medicaid programs. We provide state-based cost estimates of pediatric asthma emergency department (ED) visits and highlight an opportunity for states to reduce these costs through a recently changed Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) regulation.
Community Setting, English, Day Care, Website, School
The Asthma Awareness Patch Program was developed by the Asthma Coalition of Long Island with the collaboration of Girl Scouts of the USA and the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology.Learning about the respiratory system and how we breathe is the basis of the Asthma Awareness Patch Program. Empowering girls to take charge of their health can lead to increased self-esteem and responsible decision-making.
Asthma Care Plan/Action Plan, Asthma Friendly Policies, Community Setting, Document (PDF, Word, Excel), Education/Outreach Materials, School, Other