Asthma is often poorly controlled. Home visitation by community health workers (CHWs) to improve control among adults has not been adequately evaluated. This study tests the hypothesis that CHW home visits for adults with uncontrolled asthma improve outcomes relative to usual care.
Asthma Care Plan/Action Plan, Document (PDF, Word, Excel), Home/Housing
This document provides codes used to bill Medicaid within states for asthma care services, including descriptions of services covered. The information can be used to advocate for expanded Medicaid and private payer reimbursement in your state.
Asthma Friendly Policies, English, Document (PDF, Word, Excel), Health Care Setting
As CHWs become a more significant part of the healthcare workforce, states have taken a variety of approaches to supporting and regulating this group. This report by Harvard Law School's Center for Health Law & Policy Innovation is designed to review some of the major policies in different states and highlight some of the issues that arise in these programs. There is no single right approach. With sufficient stakeholder engagement, each state can develop policies tailored for its community.
Community Health/Outreach Worker Tool, English, Document (PDF, Word, Excel), Other
This tool kit shows how Washington State partners are approaching asthma home visits.
English, Document (PDF, Word, Excel), Home/Housing, Implementation Guide, Program Management/Evaluation, Quality Improvement
US EPA's Guide to Climate Change Indicators
Booklet, English, Document (PDF, Word, Excel), Fact Sheet, Environmental Assessment/Checklist, Training Materials, Training/Educational Kit, Website
This questionnaire created by Nemours is designed to prepare advocates to engage in a dialogue with their state Medicaid officials about pursuing this new option.
English, Document (PDF, Word, Excel), Other
This brochure offers tips on how to manage asthma and follow simple steps to minimize exposure to asthma triggers found indoors and out.
Asthma Care Plan/Action Plan, Brochure, English, Education/Outreach Materials, Spanish
Meet the Breathe Easies! The world's most famous (and only) asthma-rock band, here to tell you about how to stop asthma triggers in your home!
English, Education/Outreach Materials, Spanish, Website
Effective January 1, 2014, the Centers for Medicaid and Medicare Services is changing Medicaid regulations regarding which types of providers can be reimbursed for providing preventative services to Medicaid and CHIP beneficiaries. This Question & Answer document explains how this important Medicaid change will impact coverage of the community-based interventions for low-income children with asthma.
Asthma Friendly Policies, Community Health/Outreach Worker Tool, Community Setting, English, Education/Outreach Materials, Fact Sheet
36-minute panel discussion about reducing the burden of asthma. The discussion is hosted by the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute in partnership with the Environmental Protection Agency, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and Impact DC.
Panelists provide insights into ways for parents and caregivers to help their children control asthma symptoms.
Community Setting, English, Education/Outreach Materials, Video (VHS or DVD)