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Neighborhood Organization for Pediatric Asthma Management in the Neighborhood Asthma Coalition: Community Organization

The likelihood of an individual being persuasively exposed to the program’s message through his or her own informal networks should increase accordingly. Supporting this strategy are a number of studies linking participation in formally organized groups to neighboring behaviors. Consequently, working with formal organizations among neighborhood citizens to recruit informal networks is a central theme […]

Neighborhood Organization for Pediatric Asthma Management in the Neighborhood Asthma Coalition: Programatic Strategies Social Support and Informal Networks

Research indicates that African Americans may be especially responsive to social support for behaviors such as disease management and risk reduction. For instance, a survey of residents of St. Louis conducted as a basis for evaluation of “Neighbors for a Smoke Free North Side,” a program we developed in the same neighborhoods prior to the […]

Neighborhood Organization for Pediatric Asthma Management in the Neighborhood Asthma Coalition: Insufficient Appreciation of Seriousness of Disease

One might suspect that the relationships among socioeconomic and psychological factors and morbidity and mortality in the studies noted above are somehow peculiar to how these variables are manifest in the United States. It may not be the case that economic poverty generally exacerbates asthma, but only in the circumstances surrounding economic poverty in this […]

Neighborhood Organization for Pediatric Asthma Management in the Neighborhood Asthma Coalition

African Americans have disproportionate prevalence, morbidity, and mortality from asthma.’ Asthma management programs have reduced symptoms, attacks and emergency department usage. However, a pattern of underutilization of medical care and poor day-to-day management of asthma in cases of asthma deaths among African American children indicate the importance of promoting the following: (1) ongoing vs episodic […]