Community Coalitions Improve Health Care Use
Beginning in 2002, the Allies Against Asthma Initiative, supported by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, included seven community coalitions that worked to create sustainable asthma-care policy and system improvements for low-income children. An analysis of long-term asthma-related health care use from Medicaid data showed that over a four year period children in Allies communities were significantly less likely to have an asthma-related hospitalization, emergency department visit, or urgent care visit than children in comparison communities.
This is the first study to link the work of community-based coalitions to long term health outcomes of children in disadvantaged communities. You can find the full article at the American Journal of Public Health.
- A Randomized Controlled Trial of a Self-Regulation Intervention for Older Adults with Asthma
- Data, Diabetes, and Disparities: Two Local Programs Leverage Technology in Innovative Ways to Reduce Healthcare Diaparities
- Associations of obesity and asthma with functional exercise capacity in urban minority adolescents
- Epilepsy across the spectrum: Promoting health and understanding.: A summary of the Institute of Medicine report
- Design and methods for evaluating an early childhood obesity prevention program in the childcare center setting
- The association of health literacy with adherence and outcomes in moderate-severe asthma