Only limited involvement with the Schools was mentioned. We are looking in the Albany NY area to focus attention in schools serving our high asthma impact geographic areas (hospital admissions, readmissions, and ED visits), since the schools:
- Represent a high density of out of control asthmatics (particularly Elementary schools)
- Provide another communications link between health providers, parents, and students for coordination
- Have an environment where the children spend 1/3 of their life for trigger mitigation (apply healthy homes concepts to health schools), and
- Have a public responsibility/accountability for the building
We also have Medicaid Waiver funding available over the next 6 years to address these issues.
What would be your priorities to address asthma in our Schools based on your experiences?