Area 2: Getting Results—Evaluation

This section of the application, worth 15 points in total, addresses how you evaluate asthma care outcomes and results. Applicants with only qualitative data, such as anecdotal evidence of results, will receive partial credit.

Area 2: Getting Results—Evaluation (15 points)

Application Guidelines Evaluation Criteria
  • Discuss the measures your asthma care system tracks, including process measures, outcome measures, and costs.
  • Describe how you and your partners follow asthma patients (e.g., in a registry) to collect and analyze information on diagnoses, treatments, referrals, interventions, health care utilization, quality of life, and cost of care outcomes, for example.
  • If you have information specific to the effectiveness of interventions to address the indoor environmental determinants of health (IEDOH) in asthma, be sure to include this information.
  • Describe in detail any results you attribute to your environmental asthma management activities.
  • Discuss how you use outcomes data inside your organization and externally.
  • Describe results in addressing your community’s asthma disparities.
  • Describe your asthma care system’s approach to tracking systemwide costs and savings and any return on investment or increased health care value attributable to comprehensive asthma care.
  • Applicant demonstrates it tracks measures to assess quality of care, such as primary and specialty visit rates, and appropriate medication use.
  • Applicant demonstrates that it tracks outcome measures, such as asthma urgent care utilization and asthma symptom-free days.
  • Applicant demonstrates a system to capture data and evaluate results continuously to drive improvement over time.
  • Applicant has cost data and some return on investment, cost-effectiveness, or other health care value analysis for its asthma care system.
  • Applicant can demonstrate improved health outcomes against baseline.
  • Applicant can demonstrate improved process and/or health outcomes attributable to management of the IEDOH in asthma care.


Links to other areas within the National Environmental Leadership Award in Asthma Management application appear below: