Children’s Hospital Colorado will focus on three major areas of prevention and health promotion to address this health priority area:
- Goal 1: Increase access to routine care for respiratory illnesses
- Goal 2: Strengthen support network in clinical and community settings
- Goal 3: Decrease health impact of environmental exposure to air particulate matter
The AsthmaCOMP Program is a school-centered asthma program led by Stanley Szefler, MD., Director of the Pediatric Asthma Research Program at Children’s Hospital Colorado. The program is designed to help improve asthma control for students through educational classes, asthma self-management, environmental trigger awareness/reduction and community partnership with health providers.
The Just Keep Breathing Asthma Program
The Just Keep Breathing Asthma Program is an extension of the pulmonary clinic designed to help patients and families learn how the child's environment influences their asthma. Community health workers, also known as health educators, will do home visits to assess, educate and help the family improve their child’s asthma.