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Author Lara, Marielena
Title Improving Childhood Asthma in the United States : A Blueprint for Policy Action
Imprint Santa Monica : RAND Corporation, The, 2001
©2001
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Note Intro -- PREFACE -- NATIONAL EXPERT COMMITTEE MEMBERS AND RAND HEALTH STAFF -- LIST OF EXTERNAL REVIEWERS -- Executive Summary IMPROVING CHILDHOOD ASTHMA OUTCOMES IN THE UNITED STATES: A BLUEPRINT FOR POLICY ACTION -- ACKNOWLEDGMENTS -- ABBREVIATIONS -- Chapter One INTRODUCTION -- Chapter Two POLICY CONTEXT -- THE CHILDHOOD ASTHMA EPIDEMIC -- THE COSTS OF ASTHMA -- A PUBLIC HEALTH PROBLEM WITH MULTIPLE CAUSES, REQUIRING A VARIETY OF RESPONSES -- Risk Factors -- Performance Measures for Asthma Care -- Environmental Factors -- Effects on Schools -- A Complex Problem -- CURRENT ASTHMA EFFORTS NEED INCREASED COORDINATION AND FUNDING -- Public-Sector Efforts -- Private-Sector Efforts -- Chapter Three OVERVIEW OF METHODS -- Chapter Four POLICY FRAMEWORK -- PROMOTION OF ASTHMA-FRIENDLY COMMUNITIES NATIONWIDE -- COMPREHENSIVE POLICY GOALS AND APPROACHES -- POLICY GOALS EMERGING FROM THE EXPERT PANEL PROCESS -- Policy Goal No. 1: Improve Access to and Quality of Asthma Health Care Services -- Policy Goal No. 2: Improve Asthma Awareness Among Affected Individuals and the General Public -- Policy Goal No. 3: Ensure Asthma-Friendly Schools -- Policy Goal No. 4: Promote Asthma-Safe Home Environments -- Policy Goal No. 5: Encourage Innovation in Asthma Prevention and Management -- Policy Goal No. 6: Reduce Socioeconomic Disparities in Childhood Asthma Outcomes -- Chapter Five POLICY RECOMMENDATIONS -- IMPROVING HEALTH CARE DELIVERY AND FINANCING -- Promoting Quality of Care for Key Childhood Asthma Care Services -- Recommendation 1. Develop and implement primary care performance measures for childhood asthma care -- Recommendation 2. Teach all children with persistent asthma and their families a specific set of self-management skills -- Recommendation 3. Provide case-management to high-risk children -- Expanding Coverage and Improving Benefits Design
Recommendation 4. Extend continuous health insurance coverage to all uninsured children -- Recommendation 5. Develop model benefit packages for essential childhood asthma services -- Recommendation 6. Educate health care purchasers about asthma benefits -- Map of Health Care Delivery and Financing Policy Recommendations -- STRENGTHENING THE PUBLIC HEALTH INFRASTRUCTURE -- Publicly Funding Asthma-Related Services That Fall Outside the Health Insurance System -- Recommendation 7. Establish public health grants to foster asthma-friendly communities and home environments -- Recommendation 8. Promote asthma-friendly schools and school-based asthma programs -- Increasing Public Awareness and Knowledge of Asthma -- Recommendation 9. Launch a national asthma public education campaign -- Improving Surveillance and Prevention Research Efforts -- Recommendation 10. Develop a national asthma surveillance system -- Recommendation 11. Develop and implement a national agenda for asthma prevention research -- Map of Public Health Infrastructure Policy Recommendations -- Chapter Six CONCLUSION -- NEXT STEPS -- IMPLICATIONS OF THE CHILDREN'S HEALTH ACT OF 2000 -- Appendix FEDERAL LEGISLATION RELEVANT TO CHILDHOOD ASTHMA -- REFERENCES
An estimated five million US children have asthma. This report argues that many asthma attacks could be avoided - and much suffering prevented and many medical costs saved - if more children received good-quality, ongoing asthma care
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Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, Michigan : ProQuest Ebook Central, 2020. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest Ebook Central affiliated libraries
Link Print version: Lara, Marielena Improving Childhood Asthma in the United States : A Blueprint for Policy Action Santa Monica : RAND Corporation, The,c2001 9780833029973
Subject Asthma in children -- Government policy -- United States
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