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Community health workers as drivers of a successful community-based disease management initiative.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  22515859     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
In 2005, local leaders in New York City developed the Washington Heights/Inwood Network for Asthma Program to address the burden of asthma in their community. Bilingual community health workers based in community organizations and the local hospital provided culturally appropriate education and support to families who needed help managing asthma. Families participating in the yearlong care coordination program received comprehensive asthma education, home environmental assessments, trigger reduction strategies, and clinical and social referrals. Since 2006, 472 families have enrolled in the yearlong program. After 12 months, hospitalizations and emergency department visits decreased by more than 50%, and caregiver confidence in controlling the child's asthma increased to nearly 100%. Key to the program's success was the commitment and involvement of community partners from program inception to date.
Patricia J Peretz; Luz Adriana Matiz; Sally Findley; Maria Lizardo; David Evans; Mary McCord
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't     Date:  2012-04-19
Journal Detail:
Title:  American journal of public health     Volume:  102     ISSN:  1541-0048     ISO Abbreviation:  Am J Public Health     Publication Date:  2012 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-07-12     Completed Date:  2012-10-12     Revised Date:  2014-08-11    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  1254074     Medline TA:  Am J Public Health     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1443-6     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
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MeSH Terms
Asthma / prevention & control*
Community Health Services / standards*
Community Health Workers / education,  standards*
Disease Management*
Emergency Medical Services / statistics & numerical data
Health Education
Health Promotion / methods*,  statistics & numerical data
Hospitalization / statistics & numerical data
New York City
Program Evaluation
Public-Private Sector Partnerships

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