Home-Based Services

The New York State Children’s Asthma Initiative partners with home-based service organizations across New York State to provide evidence-based asthma home visits to children with asthma and their families. By partnering with the Lung Association’s asthma team, home-based service organizations can ensure that the care provided is in concordance with the NHLBI Asthma Management Guidelines: Focused Updates 2020 and the EPR-3 Guidelines for the Diagnosis and Management of Asthma.

Benefits of Being a Home Health Care Partner

  • Technical assistance from a Lung Association partner
  • Training for home health agency nurses on the provision of asthma self-management education to patients based on the National Guidelines, administration of asthma medications and use of devices, and other skills and topics as needed
  • Monthly meetings with Lung Association staff, as well as yearly in-services as needed
  • Resource kits for home health care nurses – including but not limited to asthma self-management education and support (Home-care Nurse Kit), asthma education flipcharts and educational materials, valved-holding chambers, pillow/mattress covers, and other trigger remediation equipment for patients as available

Asthma Education for the Community Health Worker

Home health care partners work to support asthma management education by providing home-based asthma services. The Lung Association provides training for assessing the home environment for asthma triggers.

The Community Health Worker Training, developed by the Association of Asthma Educators, is a five-module virtual training designed to provide entry-level Community Health Workers (CHWs) with the background needed to effectively provide basic asthma management education. Led by a Certified Asthma Educator (AE-C), the training aims to ensure CHWs receive a consistent, high-quality curriculum. Each module is about 1.5 hours in length and includes pre/post- knowledge questionnaires, interactive videos, activities, and games to enhance learning. Once all five modules have been completed, the participating CHWs complete a comprehensive evaluation and receive a certificate of completion with a passing score of 80%.

If you’re interested in learning more about Community Health Worker Training, please click here.

Community Health Worker Partners

Home-Based Service Partners

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