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Strategies to Reduce Childhood Asthma

Global Initiative on Asthma by the World Health Organization and the US National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute. Global campaign to increase awareness of asthma and environmental factors that contribute to it. 1995 workshop report is available on line and discusses risk factors for development of exacerbation of asthma in detail. http://www.ginasthma.com/

President's Task Force on Environmental Health Risks and Safety Risks to Children. The task force identified asthma as one of four principal threats to children and prepared a strategy to reduce the impact of asthma on children. Asthma and the Environment: A Strategy to Protect Children  (2000) is geared at action by federal agencies.
In PDF format -- http://www.epa.gov/children/whatwe/fin.pdf (Warning: this file takes a long time to download.)

Kaiser Permanente -- American Lung Association.   National Partnership on Asthma.
Strategies developed at a May 2001 conference on: 1) Patient Care Management Interventions and Strategies in a Community Setting; 2) Community-Based Intervention; 3) School-Based Education/Intervention; and 4) Improving Indoor Air Quality. Each module was created by experts from several disciplines and specifies a series of necessary elements. http://www.lungusa.org/asthma/report01/k_3.html

Department of Health and Human Services.

Action Against Asthma - A Strategic Plan. 2000.
Priorities for next five
years -- Determine causes and develop interventions; reduce the burden for people with disease; eliminate disproportionate impacts on people of color and those living in poverty; track the disease and assess effectiveness of programs. [cached copy].

National Center for Education in Maternal and Child Health, Georgetown University. Lauren Raskin, M.P.H. (February 2000.) Breathing Easy: Solutions in Pediatric Asthma. Lists federal and state collaborative efforts and consortia organized and funded to address childhood asthma. Not limited to an environmental focus. http://www.ncemch.org/policy/asthma.html#Appendix A

Latino Issues Forum, San Francisco, CA.
Confronting Asthma in California's Latino Community -- PDF format. April 1999. [Cached copy in PDF format].

Indiana. Asthma Initiative. http://www.in.gov/idem/kids/asthma.html

California. Asthma in California: Laying the Foundation for a Statewide Strategy. California Policy Seminar 1998. http://www.ucop.edu/cprc/asthma.html

California Center for Health Improvement. December 2000. Joining Forces to Fight Childhood Asthma. http://www.cchi.org/cgi-bin/cchi/default.asp

Guidance for Medical Treatment and Management of Asthma

Your Asthma Can Be Controlled: Expect Nothing Less. Guidance for patients to work with health care providers to reduce impacts of asthma from the National Heart Lung and Blood Institute http://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/health/public/lung/asthma/asthma.htm#control

National Heart Lung and Blood Institute of the National Institutes of Health in the US

Asthma Management Model System and resources on research, communication, education.

Practical Guide to the Diagnosis and Management of Asthma.
Based on the Expert Panel Report 2. 1997. Guidelines for medical practioners. NIH Publication No. 97-4053. In PDF format at: http://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/health/prof/lung/asthma/practgde/practgde.pdf

American Academy of Pediatrics Practice Guidelines
Practice Parameter: The Office Management of Acute Exacerbation of Asthma in Children (1994)

The American Academy of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology and National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases.
The Allergy Report. Compendium of resources on best practices for sound management of asthma, issued in 2000. Primary audience is the clinician. Includes a section on control of environmental factors.

National Academy of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology. Pediatric Asthma Guidelines. http://www.aaaai.org/professional/initiatives/pediatricasthma.stm

State of Oregon. Measuring the Quality of Care in Health Systems: Oregon Population-Based Guidelines for Asthma. DRAFT. In PDF format at http://www.ohd.hr.state.or.us/asthma/gdlns/gdlndraft.pdf

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