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Community Health Workers as Drivers of a Successful Community-Based Disease Management Initiative.
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PMID:  22515859     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
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. (Am J Public Health. Published online ahead of print April 19, 2012: e1-e4. doi:10.2105/AJPH.2011.300585).
Patricia J Peretz; Luz Adriana Matiz; Sally Findley; Maria Lizardo; David Evans; Mary McCord
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Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2012-4-19
Journal Detail:
Title:  American journal of public health     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1541-0048     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2012 Apr 
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Created Date:  2012-4-20     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  1254074     Medline TA:  Am J Public Health     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
At the time of the study, Patricia J. Peretz was with the Community Health Outreach and Marketing Department, Ambulatory Care Network, NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital, New York, NY. Luz Adriana Matiz and Mary McCord were with the Division of General Pediatrics, Department of Pediatrics, Columbia University, New York, NY. Sally Findley was with the Heilbrunn Department of Population and Family Health, Mailman School of Public Health, Columbia University. Maria Lizardo was with the Northern Manhattan Improvement Corporation, New York, NY. David Evans was with the College of Physicians & Surgeons Pediatric Pulmonary Division, Columbia University.
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