Written by RAND’s Marielena Lara, this very readable Improving Childhood Asthma Outcomes in the United States: A Blueprint for Policy Action (PDF) is a clear call to action for all those who form a child’s health care continuum, from schools and legislators to parents and health care providers.
The April 2006 supplement to the journal Health Promotion Practice chronicles the evolution of the Allies coalitions and offers tips on the logic and processes of coalition work. These articles assess accomplishments as well as draw lessons from the Allies coalitions’ efforts to form and maintain coalitions and implement strategies.
Download a PDF of the first article from the supplement for free: Community Coalitions to Control Chronic Disease: Allies Against Asthma as a Model and Case Study. To purchase the supplement articles, please contact the SAGE Journals Customer Service department at firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling 1-800-818-7243.
This 48-page toolkit details the strategies and results of the health plans involved in the IACC initiative. Produced in July 2006 by the Center for Healthcare Strategies, the Improving Asthma Care for Children: Best Practices in Medicaid Managed Care toolkit covers subjects such as: measuring quality improvement results, outreach and intervention strategies for plan members and providers, innovative reimbursement models, and online resources. Many of the techniques can also be applied to improving asthma care for adults.
The April 2006 supplement to the journal Pediatrics, entitled Enhancing the Role of the Emergency Department in the Identification and Management of Childhood Asthma, includes seven articles from EDDP researchers and expert commentary that call for changes in the way chronic disease is handled in the emergency department.
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