Community-based interventions in asthma

Sharon Croisant, Lauren Scott

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Abstract

Community and public health interventions provide potentially powerful means of decreasing morbidity, hospitalizations, emergency room visits, and mortality from asthma. This chapter thus provides an overview of community-based interventions, which have been demonstrated to be effective-and/or ineffective- in reducing the burden of disease, including development of asthma coalitions, interventions for both provider and patient education, environmental controls to reduce exposure to asthma triggers, and institutional policy and systems change. Perhaps most important is the demonstrated effect of integrated, comprehensive approaches to asthma management and control. A multidisciplinary approach spanning T1 through T4 translational research, coupled with public health activities is promising and has already demonstrated success in reducing the burden of disease.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationAdvances in Experimental Medicine and Biology
PublisherSpringer New York LLC
Pages105-115
Number of pages11
Volume795
ISBN (Print)9781461486022
DOIs
StatePublished - 2014

Publication series

NameAdvances in Experimental Medicine and Biology
Volume795
ISSN (Print)00652598

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Keywords

  • Asthma coalitions
  • Community asthma interventions
  • Environmental control of asthma triggers
  • Integrated approaches to asthma control
  • Provider and patient education

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology(all)
  • Medicine(all)

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Croisant, S., & Scott, L. (2014). Community-based interventions in asthma. In Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology (Vol. 795, pp. 105-115). (Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology; Vol. 795). Springer New York LLC. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4614-8603-9_7