prove awareness, early detection, and treatment of asthma. In 1997, it released the second U.S. "Guidelines for the Diagnosis and Management of Asthma," an Expert Panel Report that provides up-to-date comprehensive science-based information on the diagnosis and treatment of asthma. The Guidelines were disseminated widely to physicians and other health care professionals to help them improve the way they treat patients with asthma.
The contractors and their projects are:
- Arkansas Asthma Coalition/Arkansas Children's Hospital Research Institute, Little Rock, AR
This project aims to develop a multifaceted asthma education intervention for primary care providers, their office staff, and school nurses with the goal of improving asthma diagnosis and treatment in a rural population of low-income children with persistent asthma.
- Central California Asthma Project/San Joaquin Valley Health Consortium, Fresno, CA
To increase asthma awareness and improve asthma care for low-income, rural communities with large populations of Hispanics and Southeast Asians, this project will create a multi-tiered intervention involving use of mass media, health care provider training, and outreach to schools and other community organizations.
- Chicago Asthma Consortium, Chicago, IL
Targeting three communities with large African American populations, this project will develop a "community activation" program designed to mobilize community leadership for policy changes and asthma awareness activities to increase the percentage of schools, churches, child care centers, and other local organizations that implement asthma-friendly programs and policies.
- Columbia University Asthma Coalition/Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, New York, NY
This project seeks to reduce overutilization of emergency department services by asthma patients by creating a long-term culturally appropriate asthma
Contact: Ellen Sommer
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