George Washington University Milken Institute School of Public Health and the RCHN Community Health Foundation Research Collaborative
Childhood Asthma, Asthma, Health Information Technology, Chronic Disease
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.
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Markus, Anne Rossier; Lyon, Meagan; and Rosenbaum, Sara J., "Changing pO2licy: The Elements for Improving Childhood Asthma Outcomes" (2010). Geiger Gibson/RCHN Community Health Foundation Research Collaborative. Paper 54.