Category: Asthma (Page 7)

Neighborhood Organization for Pediatric Asthma Management in the Neighborhood Asthma Coalition: Evaluation and Recruitment and Retention Into Programs

Children in the cohorts have generally been recruited from lists of patients from emergency department and asthma clinic records of St. Louis Children’s Hospital of Washington University Medical Center. Additionally, some members of the cohort representing the study neighborhoods have been identified through Grace Hill referrals. Caregivers (90% mothers, 2% fathers) are contacted by research […]

Neighborhood Organization for Pediatric Asthma Management in the Neighborhood Asthma Coalition: Community Organization Approach to Provider Education

The asthma camp illustrates an important characteristic of the community organization approach. A conventional approach to attempts to help inner-city youth is to offer them a holiday from the inner city through attendance at summer camps in rural areas. Many asthma summer camps offer scholarships for inner-city children. This no doubt accomplishes many worthy things. […]

Neighborhood Organization for Pediatric Asthma Management in the Neighborhood Asthma Coalition: Neighborhood Asthma Summer Camp

During the first summer after the Neighborhood Asthma Coalition began (1992), a day camp was implemented in three of the four neighborhoods. Four half-day sessions were held, two in neighborhood churches and one in a community library. Average attendance at the camp was 8 children. Curriculum included interactive discussions and games to increase asthma knowledge; […]

Neighborhood Organization for Pediatric Asthma Management in the Neighborhood Asthma Coalition: CASS Worker Program

To address social isolation, the original proposal called for the development of “asthma advocates” to provide social support, information, and encouragement to regular care to caretakers and their children so generic claritin. Representatives of the neighborhood Wellness Councils changed this to “CASS workers,” for “changing asthma through social support.” The primary role of the CASS […]