4061.0 Children’s Health: A Focus on Asthma

Tuesday, November 10, 2009: 8:30 AM
Asthma continues to impose a high morbidity burden. This session will discuss health promotion initiatives focused on children with asthma in both school and community settings. This session will also explain the benefits of integrating strategies to combat childhood lead poisoning and increase the efficiency of childhood asthma interventions and discuss child care workers’ perceptions and knowledge of asthma and identify child care workers’ preferred methods of receiving training.
Session Objectives: Describe the methods and outcomes of interventions and initiatives utilized in both school and community settings in order to combat and provide care for pediatric asthma.

8:30 AM
Assessing outcomes from the Merck Childhood Asthma Network (MCAN): Challenges and results
Carol Anne Mansfield, PhD, Meera Viswanathan, PhD, Carol L. Woodell, BSPH, Lucia Rojas Smith, DrPH, MPH, Niamh Darcy, Yvonne U. Ohadike, PhD, Julie Kennedy Lesch, MPA and Floyd J. Malveaux, MD
9:00 AM
Improving Childhood Asthma Self-Management through Community Partnerships: Lessons from the Asthma Basics for Children Program in New York City
Sally E. Findley, PhD, Gloria Thomas, MSW, Rosa Madera Reese, AAS, Flor Camarena, MD, Natasha McLeod, BA and Raquel Andres, PhD
9:15 AM
Cultural differences in parent-adolescent agreement on the adolescent's asthma-related quality of life
Mary Kay Rayens, PhD, Erla Kolbrun Svavarsdottir, PhD, RN, Patricia V. Burkhart, PhD, RN and Mei Zhang, MPH, MSN
9:30 AM
Healthy Homes, Lead Poisoning, and Triggers of Asthma Among Children in South Florida
Michael A. Melchior, MPH, PhD(c) and Janvier Gasana, MD PhD

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Organized by: Public Health Education and Health Promotion
Endorsed by: Community Health Workers SPIG, Maternal and Child Health, Public Health Nursing, School Health Education and Services

CE Credits: Medical (CME), Health Education (CHES), Nursing (CNE), Public Health (CPH)