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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
We are excited to announce that in collaboration with Frontiers in Public Health, section Public Health Education and Promotion, we are organizing a Research Topic titled "Online Training for Public Health Capacity Building among Professionals Working with Youth”.
English, Training Materials, Other
Asthma Awareness Toolkit – You can use the items in CDC’s Asthma Awareness Month Toolkit to take control of and raise awareness about asthma.
Asthma Care Plan/Action Plan, Asthma Friendly Policies, English, Website
The Wisconsin Asthma Coalition (WAC) is committed to improving asthma management for children and adults. Since the WAC’s inception in 2001, the role of the Alliance has been to coordinate the coalition of more than 200 members, and facilitate the creation and implementation of the Wisconsin Asthma Plan. The WAC Executive Committee meets monthly in-person to guide, monitor, and make recommendations to implement the Wisconsin Asthma Plan.
Asthma Care Plan/Action Plan, Asthma Friendly Policies, English, Document (PDF, Word, Excel)
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