Accelerating Best Practices in Peer Support Around the World

Community Health Workers Assisting with Childhood Asthma

Peretz and colleagues reported the results of a New York based Asthma program to address asthma in the community. As part of the program bilingual community health workers provided culturally appropriate support and education to families. There have been 476 families enrolled since 2006 and After 12 months, hospitalizations and emergency department visits decreased by more than 50%, and caregiver confidence in controlling the child’s asthma increased to nearly 100%.

Am J Public Health, Aug 2012 [Full abstract]

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