Chair: Kirsten Evans, MD
New! Updated Key Points for Asthma Guideline Implementation from the Medical Home Chapter Champions Program on Asthma. This 2 page summary was created to assist pediatricians in implementation of the guidelines in practice.
High Quality Care for Children with Asthma: The Medical Home Foundation
By Jennifer Mellick, MD
The Kansas Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics has formed a task force to address best asthma care for children in our state. As part of this the Kansas Chapter is involved in a new program, the AAP Medical Home Chapter Champions Program on Asthma.
Because asthma is the single most common childhood chronic condition and the second most prevalent childhood condition,5 the medical home model of care should be the foundation of care for all children, especially children with chronic conditions like asthma. For a child with asthma, care received within the context of medical home that is accessible, continuous, comprehensive, family-centered, coordinated, compassionate and culturally effective can be the difference between control and the emergency room.
AAP chapter champion programs have been very effective as a conduit for disseminating best policies and practices to pediatric health care providers nationwide through the leadership and volunteer networks of chapters. Champion programs also serve as a mechanism by which pediatricians can advocate for change at the local, state and national levels.
- Asthma Action Plans
Changes can be made to the title of each action plan to fit your practice.
- AAP Medical Home and Asthma Project
In 2009, the AAP established the Medical Home Chapter Champions Program on Asthma (MHCCPA) with support from the Merck Childhood Asthma Network, Inc. (MCAN). To connect with your chapter’s medical home champion and learn what is going on in your state contact Leslie Sherman in the KAAP office firstname.lastname@example.org who will be coordinating the task force or Jennifer Mellick, MD email@example.com.
- Asthma Control Tests
- Parent Resources
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