The Allies Against Asthma Experience: An Introduction Noreen M. Clark, PhD Amy R. Friedman, MPH Laurie Lachance, PhD National Program Office University of Michigan School of Public Health
Management by Patient Family Involvement Clinical Expertise Work/School Support Community Awareness, Support & Action Community-Wide Environmental Control Measures Conducive Policies Clark, 2001
Coalition: A group of individuals representing diverse organizations, factions, or constituencies within the community who agree to work together to achieve a common goal. (adapted from Feighery, Rogers, 1990)
Goals of AAA: • Assist coalitions to develop and prosper creating sustainable community-wide asthma control and prevention systems. • Describe processes/relationships congenial to success of coalitions. • Assess outcomes of coalition activities. • Learn as much as possible about coalitions as a means to improve asthma control.
Allies Against Asthma Coalitions Alianza Contra el Asma Long Beach Alliance Pediátrica en Puerto Ricofor Children with Asthma San Juan, Puerto Rico Long Beach, California Marielena Lara, MD Elisa Nicholas, MD, MSPH Consortium of Infant and Fight Asthma Milwaukee Allies Child Health Asthma Workgroup Milwaukee, Wisconsin Hampton Roads, Virginia John Meurer, MD, MBA Cynthia Kelly, MD Fran Butterfoss, PhD King County Asthma Forum Philadelphia Allies Against Asthma Seattle/King County, Washington Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Jane Peterson, PhD Robert Groves, MA, MPH James Krieger, MD, MPH DC Asthma Coalition Washington, D.C. Lisa Gilmore, MBA, MPH
Asthma Interventions Patient Self-Management and Family Capacity Building Supportive Policies Supportive Community Settings Coalition Quality Clinical Care
Measuring Coalition Impact • coalition development & structure • planning/assessment • programs and policy development • collaboration • self-management skills • institutional arrangements • organization of care • quality of life • health status • healthcare use Processes and Products Intermediate Outcomes Health Outcomes
Presentations • Community Health Worker Interventions Fran Butterfoss, PhD Consortium for Infant & Child Heath Center for Pediatric Research • School and Day Care Settings Elisa Nicholas, MD, MSPH Long Beach Alliance for Children with Asthma • Clinical Care Providers and Systems Cynthia Kelly, MD Consortium for Infant & Child Heath Center for Pediatric Research • Community Settings James Krieger, MD, MPH King County Asthma Forum • Integration Michael Rosenthal, MD Philadelphia Allies Against Asthma