Document Type

Report

Publication Date

3-2010

Publisher

George Washington University Milken Institute School of Public Health and the RCHN Community Health Foundation Research Collaborative

Keywords

Childhood Asthma, Asthma, Health Information Technology, Chronic Disease

Abstract

Childhood asthma is a serious and chronic health issue that affects one in seven U.S. children and their families, compromising their health and quality of life and placing a heavy financial burden on families as well as an enormous strain on the health care system. Treating, managing, and ultimately preventing and reducing the burden of asthma represents a critical test of the ability of the U.S. health system – health insurers, clinical care providers, and public health agencies – to work together. Our investigation found that, as a country, we already know enough to act and improve life for the millions of children living with asthma; we’re just not aiming high enough. If we did, the nation would create and put into place an array of policy reforms that together could translate into real change.

Creative Commons License

Creative Commons License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 4.0 License.

Open Access

1