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Consortium Committees

1) School and Health Department Advisory by School Health and Health Department Administrators.

    1. Ensure that all public, private, and child care institutions understand and apply the NHLBI guidelines
    2. Create projects and programs that enhance asthma education
    3. Exhibit and distribute asthma education materials to instructors, administrators, and school nurses
    4. Establish a surveillance system to monitor and report on data from county and institutions on their asthma incidence and prevalence
    5. Analyze presented demographic data based on environmental factors

2) Asthma Diagnosis and Management Advisory by MDs, Nurses, and Hospital Administrators.

  1. Improve clinical management through data, education, and advocacy
    1. Provider tool kit
    2. Patient/Family tool kit
    3. Provider education interventions

3) Community and Advocacy Advisory by Recipients of Community Grants and Advocacy Groups.

  1. Ensures that caregivers and children understand and apply NHLBI guidelines for managing asthma
  2. Provide outreach to underserved and high-risk communities through community based programs
  3. Promote community-wide improvements in asthma care
  4. Increase asthma awareness
  5. Promote increased use of the National Asthma Awareness and Education Program
  6. Serve as a resource for cutting-edge asthma information
  7. Promote collaboration between consortium and community
  8. Develop public policy resolutions
  9. Review state and local health laws

4) Research and Evaluation Advisory by Hospitals, Clinics, and Universities.

  • Serve as the data collection agency and review body for the consortium
  • Distribute outcome data
  • Ensure that information about the consortium is accurate and readily available
  • Collect information for a fatal asthma registry





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