Asthma Home Visits
The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force recommends asthma home visits for people with uncontrolled asthma. Home visits are a cost-effective way to improve asthma control when they:
- Identify asthma triggers in the home.
- Address more than one asthma trigger.
- Use multiple strategies to reduce triggers.
- Provide education on reducing triggers and controlling asthma.
The Asthma Program works to make home visits available statewide by providing asthma educator training and grants. Home visits for people with asthma are available in :
- Seattle and King County: American Lung Association.
- Tacoma and Pierce County: Clean Air for Kids.
- Thurston County: Healthy Homes Project
- Yakima, Toppenish, and Grandview: Yakima Valley Farm Workers Clinic. Contact Griselda Arias at 509-865-6901 extension 2153
Home Visit Resources
- Guide to Community Preventive Services – Asthma Recommendations
- EPA - "Implementing an Asthma Home Visits Program" (PDF)
- Washington State Weatherization Program
Other Best Practices
Communities and coalitions have the power to address asthma by building community resources and promoting asthma-friendly policies, especially in low-income areas and communities of color. We know that American Indians, Alaska Natives, and African Americans are more likely than other racial groups to have asthma. They are also less likely to have asthma under control.
- Asthma Health Outcomes Project - Asthma Programs with an Environmental Component: A Review of the Field and Lessons for Success (PDF)
- National Asthma Public Policy Agenda - American Lung Association
- Promising Practices: Asthma - Partnership to Fight Chronic Disease
- Asthma Management in Minority Children: Practical Insights for Clinicians, Researchers, and Public Health Planners - National Institutes of Health (NIH)
- A Review of Potential State and Local Policies To Reduce Asthma Disparities - Chest Journal