DPH: Regional Activities

Regional Activities
Home-Based Asthma Management Education & Environmental Assessment:
The purpose is to identify and reduce exposure to asthma risk factors through the improvement and management of outdoor and indoor environments, including homes, schools and workplaces.
Putting on AIRS (Asthma Indoor Risk Strategies) {puttingonairs}

This program provides a free in-home environmental assessment and one-on-one asthma education to asthma patients and their families. An Environmental Specialist conducts the environmental assessment of the home with the family to identify asthma triggers and give recommendations on how to reduce triggers in the home. An Asthma Education Specialist conducts the asthma education. This specialist will review prescribed medications, its usage and how to properly administer them as well as provide education on asthma signs and symptoms. Follow-up phone calls are conducted with the client/family/caregiver at two-weeks, three and six month intervals. If you or anyone you know would like to participate in this program, please contact the local health department that provides this program for your city/town.



Clinical Management & Professional Education Intervention:
The goal is to educate, train, and encourage the appropriate diagnosis and management of asthma by health professionals, by incorporating “best practices“ consistent with National Asthma Education and Prevention Program (NAEPP) guidelines.

Easy Breathing Program

{ccmc logo} The CT Children’s Medical Center (CCMC) Asthma Center began the Pediatric Easy Breathing Program, a copyrighted asthma clinical management program based on National Asthma Education Prevention Program (NAEPP) Guidelines. It is a professional education program that trains pediatric providers to determine asthma severity, utilize treatment protocol guidelines for determining proper therapy, and to develop individual treatment plans.


Easy Breathing for Adults                              

The Easy Breathing for Adults Program is a professional education program that trains internal medicine residents in evidenced-based as well as systems-based medicine. The program promotes documented adherence by physicians to the National Institutes of Health’s, National Asthma Education and Prevention Program’s (NAEPP) diagnosis and treatment guidelines.







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