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Asthma Health Outcomes Project

Overviews of Surveyed Asthma ProgramsSeptember 2005

Domestic Programs: ArizonaBack to Index

Phoenix Children's Hospital Breathmobile

Phoenix Children's Hospital

Phoenix, AZ

Judy Harris, MS, RN, CPNP

(602) 546-0347         

Jharris@phoenixchildrens.com

www.phoenixchildrenshospital.com

www.AZasthma.org

The Phoenix Breathmobile, implemented in January 2000, is a collaboration between the Arizona Asthma Coalition, Phoenix Children's Hospital, Phoenix Elementary School District, Roosevelt School District, local business, and pharmaceutical companies.  

The Phoenix Breathmobile provides community-based, culturally sensitive, bilingual services on school grounds in a self-contained mobile clinic. The program utilizes four successful asthma management techniques outlined in the NIH/NHLBI guidelines for care of asthma; 1) objective measurement of lung functions, 2) pharmacological therapy including maintenance and rescue medications, 3) environmental control of allergens and triggers, and 4) patient education in partnership with the child's family and medical providers.

The program's overall goals are to improve asthma diagnosis, management and awareness among elementary-aged children and their families in Maricopa County, AZ. Specific objectives for achieving these goals include 1) reduce asthma severity, 2) improve quality of life scores, 3) reduce asthma-related hospitalizations, 4) reduce asthma-related emergency room visits, 5) reduce school absenteeism due to asthma, 6) increase the number of eligible children enrolled in public or private insurance programs, 7) increase enrollment of children in medical homes, and 8) secure ongoing means for sustainable funding.

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