Journal of Urban Health

, Volume 88, Supplement 1, pp 100–112

Family and Home Asthma Services across the Controlling Asthma in American Cities Project

  • Amanda Savage Brown
  • Sheri Disler
  • Laura Burns
  • Angie Carlson
  • Adam Davis
  • Cizely Kurian
  • Dolores WeemsJr.
  • Kristen Wilson
Article

DOI: 10.1007/s11524-010-9472-2

Cite this article as:
Brown, A.S., Disler, S., Burns, L. et al. J Urban Health (2011) 88(Suppl 1): 100. doi:10.1007/s11524-010-9472-2

Abstract

Asthma is among the most common chronic childhood diseases, affecting 6.8 million children nationwide. The highest rates of morbidity and mortality associated with the disease occur among those living in the inner city. Because asthma is a complex disease affected by physiological, social, environmental, and behavioral factors, interventions to reduce its morbidity burden need to address multiple determinants of health. In response to this need, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention developed a multisite cooperative agreement for the Controlling Asthma in American Cities Project (CAAC), with the primary goal of developing innovative, effective community-based interventions. All CAAC sites found a need for family and home asthma services (FHAS) and developed multicomponent (e.g., asthma self-management, social services, coordinated care) and multitrigger environmental interventions. This paper presents a synthesis of key program variables and process indicators for six CAAC FHAS interventions for consideration by communities, coalitions, or programs planning to implement similar activities.

Keywords

Home visit Asthma Trigger reduction Self-management Home education Home remediation Cross site Social factors 

Copyright information

© GovernmentEmployee: Contractor for Centers for Disease Control and Prevention 2010

Authors and Affiliations

  • Amanda Savage Brown
    • 1
  • Sheri Disler
    • 1
  • Laura Burns
    • 2
  • Angie Carlson
    • 3
  • Adam Davis
    • 4
  • Cizely Kurian
    • 5
  • Dolores WeemsJr.
    • 6
  • Kristen Wilson
    • 7
  1. 1.Centers for Disease Control and PreventionAir Pollution and Respiratory Health BranchAtlantaUSA
  2. 2.Chesterfield County Health Department, Virginia Department of HealthChesterfieldUSA
  3. 3.Data IntelligenceLLCEden PrairieUSA
  4. 4.Children’s Hospital and Research Center OaklandOaklandUSA
  5. 5.Merck Sharp & Dohme CorpPhiladelphiaUSA
  6. 6.School of Public HealthUniversity of IllinoisChicagoUSA
  7. 7.School of Public HealthSaint Louis UniversitySt. LouisUSA

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