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Bilingual, Bicultural Asthma Intervention Program Significantly Improves Outcomes for Poor, Inner-City Youth 8/27/2014
The El Rio Inner-City Asthma Intervention Program is a comprehensive bilingual, bicultural program that primarily serves low-income, inner-city Latino children with moderate or severe persistent asthma.
Hospital-Based Asthma Educators Train Patients, Providers, and Community Members on Optimal Care, Leading to Fewer Admissions, Emergency Department Visits, and Missed Work Days 8/27/2014
Asthma educators help patients, providers, school nurses, childcare providers, pharmacists, and others in the community achieve optimal asthma treatment, leading to fewer hospitalizations, emergency department visits, and missed work days.
Medicaid Managed Care Plan Provides Reports, Guidelines, and Education Materials to Physicians, Reducing Inappropriate Prescribing of Antibiotics to Children and Adolescents 8/27/2014
As part of a collaborative, a California health plan provides quarterly provider performance reports, educational materials, and other support to physicians and parents, leading to a reduction in inappropriate prescribing of antibiotics to children, adolescents, and adults with an upper respiratory infection or acute bronchitis enrolled in the insurer's Medi-Cal managed care plan.
Policy National Academy and Affiliated State Chapters Support Pediatricians in Improving Asthma Care, Leading to Better Guideline Adherence and Disease Control, Fewer Acute Episodes 8/27/2014
The American Academy of Pediatrics and four of its state chapters trained and supported pediatric practices on asthma care, leading to better adherence to established guidelines and improved asthma control.
Weekly Feedback to Patients on Use of Rescue Medications Leads to Better Asthma Control 8/27/2014
Individuals with asthma receive weekly reports via e-mail that provide detailed information on the use of rescue medications (tracked by a device attached to the rescue inhaler), leading to better asthma control, fewer asthma-related symptoms, enhanced knowledge and awareness, and greater adherence to preventive medication regimens.
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Low-Income Households and Asthma 8/27/2014
The Low Income Households and Asthma fact sheet provides statistics on low-income households and asthma rates. The fact sheet also provides 10 key tips for controlling and managing asthma.
2010 National Healthcare Disparities Report 8/13/2014
The purpose of the National Healthcare Disparities Report is to identify the differences or gaps through which some populations receive poor or worse care than others and to track how these gaps are changing over time.
2010 National Healthcare Quality Report 8/13/2014
The key function of the National Healthcare Quality Report (NHQR) is to summarize the state of health care quality for the nation and report on progress and opportunities for improving health care quality, as mandated by the U.S. Congress.
Inhaled Corticosteroids for the Treatment of Chronic Asthma in Adults and in Children Aged 12 Years and Over: Audit Support 8/13/2014
This tool can be used in all health care settings to conduct a self-assessment of compliance with guideline recommendations for chronic asthma treatment.
2013 National Healthcare Disparities Report 7/30/2014
The purpose of the National Healthcare Disparities Report (NHDR) is to identify the differences or gaps through which some populations receive poor or worse care than others and to track how these gaps are changing over time.

Last updated: August 27, 2014.