While smoking has declined overall among the United States population, rates are disproportionately higher among communities of color, lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT), and low socioeconomic status populations (Low SES). Since 2006, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Office on Smoking and Health (OSH) has funded the National Networks for Tobacco Control and Prevention to advance the science and practice of tobacco control in the United States for members of … [Read more...]
Comprehensive Asthma Resource List
ACU’s Comprehensive Asthma Resource List has everything you need to create an asthma care home for your patients. In one location, you can find resources including clinical guidelines, patient education and self-management materials, policy briefs, asthma reports, clinical toolkits, mobile technology and asthma information, and smoking cessation and tobacco materials. Many of the resources are available in both English and Spanish, and some in other languages, including Chinese. Also included are a variety of multimedia tools such as videos and interactive web sites. There are even links to asthma-related training courses where continuing education credits are available.
Grants.gov is a searchable database for asthma grant programs and other federal funding opportunities.
Building an Asthma Care Home: Engaging Clinicians, Patients and Caregivers in Comprehensive Asthma Management is a 60-minute webinar, presented by Lois Wessel, FNP. It was recorded by the Alliance of Nurses for Healthy Environments on May 29, 2013. Click here to begin the recorded webinar. CE credit is no longer available for this webinar. A similar presentation on Comprehensive Asthma Management that is approved for CE credit is available via the Clinical Directors Network. Click here … [Read more...]
Building a Comprehensive Asthma Care Home: Engaging Clinicians, Patients and Caregivers in Comprehensive Asthma Management is a continuing professional education program offered by ACU and Co-hosted by the Clinical Directors Network (CDN). It has been approved for 1.0 prescribed credits by the American Academy of Family Physicians. Please Note: This webinar uses the Elluminate Platform. You will be asked to give a name and email address to sign in. At the end of the presentation, you will be … [Read more...]
“When you can’t breathe, nothing else matters, ” according to Lois Wessel, RN, CFNP. In this video, Ms. Wessel talks about asthma care in the context of the Patient-Centered Medical Home (PCMH). Her 15-minute presentation was recorded at the "Clearing the Air" asthma disparities conference held at the Maritime Institute Conference Center in Linthicum, MD on June 28th, 2011. … [Read more...]
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released a new national surveillance of asthma report in November 2012, finding more Americans are living with asthma. Despite this trend, the report also finds that fewer people are dying from asthma, and the number of asthma-related hospital visits has not increased. This analysis shows more people with asthma are effectively managing and controlling the disease, leading healthier and more productive lives. … [Read more...]