3.d.ii: Expansion of Asthma Home-Based Self-Management Program
Project Objective: Implement an asthma self-management program including home environmental trigger reduction, self-monitoring, medication use, and medical follow-up to reduce avoidable ED and hospital care.
Project Description: Despite best efforts of practitioners to implement evidence based practices, patients continue to have difficulty controlling their symptoms. The goal of this project is to develop home-based services to address asthma exacerbation factors. Special focus will be emphasized on children, where asthma is a major driver of avoidable hospital use.
Community Co-Lead: Scott Auwarter, BronxWorks
BLHC Co-Lead: Peter Sherman, MD