Addressing Asthma in Englewood
In September 2012, Respiratory Health Association completed its work on the Addressing Asthma in Englewood project, a six-year collaboration with University of Illinois School of Public Health funded by the Merck Childhood Asthma Network and the Lloyd A. Fry Foundation.
Through Addressing Asthma in Englewood, Respiratory Health Association’s dedicated group of community health educators served more than 550 children. Our work included home education visits, in-clinic and community education sessions, provider education and linking families to community resources. Data indicates that our home visit program was successful in reducing emergency room visits and hospitalizations due to asthma, and increasing use of quick-relief medication.
We are proud of our work in Englewood and excited that this integrated approach to improving asthma outcomes may be modeled in other communities. Moreover, we are eager to continue working with children and adults in Englewood and other Chicagoland communities whose residents are disproportionately affected by asthma.