Designing a community-wide childhood asthma intervention for high risk neighborhoods in Chicago
CHICAGO (Coordinated Healthcare Interventions for Childhood Asthma Gaps in Outcomes) Collaboration II (U34) is a city-wide collaborative to complete a community needs assessment and develop an evidence-based, multi-sector asthma care model to address pediatric asthma where children live, learn, play and receive medical care for high-risk children in Chicago.Download the
CHICAGO II Briefing Book Proven asthma interventions exist, but need to be integrated and sustained. Many evidence-based care strategies have demonstrated the ability to improve asthma, but we remain uncertain about how best to implement and sustain these strategies in settings where children live, learn, play, and receive medical care.
CHICAGO II wants to design a community-level asthma intervention that fits Chicago public schools, local clinics, emergency departments and families. This federally funded effort planned an Asthma Care Implementation Program (ACIP) for children in the west and south regions of Chicago, targeting coordinated asthma care across all four sectors of a community: the families, home environment, schools and medical providers that serve these communities.
You can learn more about our work and findings in our CHICAGO II Briefing Book.