3094.0: Monday, November 13, 2000 - 3:18 PM

Abstract #12330

Improving Teacher Asthma Knowledge in the Minneapolis Public Schools

Gail Brottman, MD, Pediatric Pulmonary Medicine, Hennepin County Medical Center, 701 Park Avenue South, Minneapolis, MN 55415, 612-347-2671, brott004@gold.tc.umn.edu

Asthma is the most common chronic illness in children. Studies have shown that teachers and school staff lack the knowledge and skills to effectively manage studentsí asthma at school. This evaluation project measured the effectiveness of an intensive school personnel asthma education effort aimed at reducing absenteeism among children with asthma. Primary collaborators are the Pediatric Asthma Collaborative Groups at Hennepin County Medical Center, Health-Related Services at the Minneapolis Public Schools, and the Minneapolis Medical Research Foundation. The presenter will describe the project results, partnerships formed, lessons learned, and translation of findings into clinical practice to reduce health disparity.

Learning Objectives: 1) to describe lessons learned 2) to identify areas for collaboration

Keywords: Asthma, Community Collaboration

Presenting author's disclosure statement:
Organization/institution whose products or services will be discussed: None
I do not have any significant financial interest/arrangement or affiliation with any organization/institution whose products or services are being discussed in this session.

The 128th Annual Meeting of APHA