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Pediatricians put proven treatment strategies to work against childhood asthma
Date:10/19/2009

nsform their asthma care model. The 18-month program will use a chronic care treatment model and quality improvement strategies to implement the guidelines and improve the percentage of patients with well controlled asthma.

  • Medical Home Chapter Champions Program on Asthma Receiving care within the context of a medical home an approach that provides comprehensive care by facilitating partnerships with the patient, pediatrician, specialists and emergency services has the potential to improve care for children with asthma. The AAP is currently recruiting Medical Home Chapter Champions from all 66 chapters, which represent 60,000 pediatricians, to promote and facilitate the dissemination of best practices related to the implementation of the NHLBI asthma guidelines within medical homes. The chapter champions will advocate for the implementation of quality asthma care within medical homes to other health care providers and to policy makers.

    "Children with asthma and their families often need professional support from pediatricians to manage asthma, a complex, chronic disease," said Dr. Floyd Malveaux, Executive Director of MCAN and former Dean of the College of Medicine at Howard University. "The CAP program will help pediatricians across the nation adopt proven best practices and clinical standards that will result in better care and quality of life for affected children and families. This is especially true for children living in medically underserved and impoverished communities where asthma rates are higher and ER visits and hospitalizations remain at excessive levels."


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  • Contact: Danielle DeForge
    ddeforge@ccapr.com
    202-609-6011
    The Merck Childhood Asthma Network, Inc.
    Source:Eurekalert

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