Asthma Health Outcomes Project
Overviews of Surveyed Asthma ProgramsSeptember 2005
Domestic Programs: Michigan (cont'd)
Asthma Resource Center
Foote Health System
April Allen, RRT
The Asthma Resource Center of Foote Health System in Jackson, MI was established in 1999 to improve the lives of people with asthma. The main goals of the center is to help to educate people with asthma, (i.e., parents/caregivers of infants, children and adults) about how to manage their asthma so that they may improve their quality of life.
The main component of the program consists of two or three respiratory therapist-led education sessions covering basic anatomy, medication purpose and use, peak flow meter use, triggers, and asthma signs and symptoms. Participants also receive a peak flow meter, medication devices, and an asthma action plan, and use an asthma diary to record peak
Evaluations to date indicate a positive effect on healthcare utilization, school absences, and work loss.
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