Effective care coordination can improve quality of life for children with asthma and their families. Using a treatment approach that marries health care and social support services can help manage symptoms, create asthma care plans and better monitor progress.
But does the care setting have an impact on the design of the care coordination program? And can childhood asthma be managed the same way at school as it is in a community health center or hospital system?
The Merck Childhood Asthma Network (MCAN) sponsored this September 24, 2013, webinar on “The Influence of Setting on Care Coordination for Childhood Asthma.” Presenters explored how diverse settings influence childhood asthma care coordination program design, focusing on care implementation through school district nursing services, urban pediatric health systems, federally qualified health centers, and in partnership with multiple providers and organizations.
Webinar presenters included:
- Dr. Floyd J. Malveaux, Executive Director, Merck Childhood Asthma Network
- Noreen M. Clark, PhD, Director, Center for Managing Chronic Disease, University of Michigan School of Public Health
- Dr. Victoria Persky, Principal Investigator, Addressing Asthma in Englewood Project, Professor of Epidemiology, University of Illinois at Chicago School of Public Health
- Dr. Marielena Lara-Greenberg, Co-Principal Investigator, La Red Project, RAND Corporation
- Dr. Gilberto Ramos, Co-Principal Investigator, La Red Project, University of Puerto Rico
- Dr. Kimberly Uyeda, Principal Investigator, LAUSD Asthma Program, Director, Student Medical Services, Community Partnerships and Medi-Cal Programs, Los Angeles Unified School District
- Dr. Tyra Bryant-Stephens, Principal Investigator, CHOP Asthma Care Navigator Program, Director and Founder, Community Asthma Prevention Program, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP)
Access a PDF version of the slideshow here.