Health Plan

EPA Asthma Team

Are you the primary contact for this program?: 
No
Program Contact First Name: 
Kim
Program Contact Last Name: 
Durkin
Phone: 
202-343-9443
Website URL: 
http://www.epa.gov/asthma/
What community do you primarily serve?: 
White
African American
Hispanic
Native American
Other
What type of area do you serve?: 
Urban
Suburban
Rural
Low-Income
Minority
The EPA Asthma Team works to reduce the burden of asthma in the United States through partnerships, education, and awareness-building nationwide.

In response to the growing asthma problem, EPA created a national, multifaceted asthma education and outreach program to share information about environmental factors -- found indoors and outdoors -- that trigger asthma. Although there is no cure, asthma can be controlled through medical treatment and management of environmental asthma triggers. EPA's goal is to reduce exposure to indoor asthma triggers and improve the quality of life for 6.5 million people by 2012.

EPA's Asthma Program raises awareness about asthma and environmental factors that trigger asthma attacks; helps people with asthma and their families manage environmental triggers in their homes; works to reduce children's exposure to indoor asthma triggers at schools and day care centers; and promotes environmental management as a component of medical and health care asthma management practices

Children's Mercy Hospital and Clinics - KC CAMP - Kansas City

Program Contact First Name: 
Candace
Program Contact Last Name: 
Ramos
Phone: 
816-983-6806
Website URL: 
Children's Mercy Family Health Partners
Certified Asthma educators from the asthma management program at Children's Mercy Family Health Partners form relationships with primary care physicians to help them implement comprehensive asthma management in their offices, leading to improved patient health and reduced costs for patients and their families in Kansas City.

The asthma management program at Children's Mercy Family Health Partners uses a unique approach to manage this chronic disease. Our certified asthma educators form special relationships with the primary care physicians (PCP)to help them implement comprehensive asthma management in their offices leading to improved patient health and reduced costs. The program consists of physician office education, disease-specific health coaches, data analysis and reporting, access to environmental assessment, stratified interventions, and provider incentives. Our program has empowered the providers to empower their staff and patients to self manage. By integrating these elements into a comprehensive health management program, we demonstrated financial and clinical benefits, including reduction of health care utilization and increased provider satisfaction and patient quality of life.

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