Post Evaluation To Intervention

The webinar did not address intervention strategies or documentation. What interventions were reducing triggers or ED visits?

Were there coordinated contractors that improved the environment?

Who paid for the interventions?  


The presentation was based on the intervention which is having a trained CHW conduct an asthma home visit.  The tool described would be helpful for any program that conducts home visits related to asthma and asks the clients/families questions about and/or observes triggers in the home.  During the asthma home visits described, the trained CHWs go into the home during a home visit and use that opportunity to speak with the family about asthma management and as triggers are identified they work with the families so they understand what the trigger is and create a plan and use tools and resources available to manage their asthma and address their triggers in their control and those not in their control.  What we are speaking about are trigger exposures in the home and sometimes that is not in the control of the tenant.  In that case we do our best to work with the tenant and city and community services and agencies to address the issues.

In the case of BPHC and BAHVC, we had some funding from the EPA for a few years which helped to pay for some home visit supplies provided to families (vacuum, simple cleaning and storage supplies, integrated pest management tools, pillow and mattress covers, etc.).  Once that funding ended, all of the programs continued and are finding internal and external sources to fund the programs.  In the future we would like to see an increase in health plans paying for/reimbursing for these services.