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1 ANDREA JENSEN, B.S., CHES ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH EDUCATOR UTAH COUNTY HEALTH DEPARTMENT Starting an Asthma Education Program at the Local Level

2 Today’s webinar 1. What does your population look like? Who should you focus on? 2. How do you develop partnerships? Who do you select? 3. Interventions, resources available (I can help you start a program with very little funding!)

3 Asthma Burden Most Common Chronic Disease among Children Source: Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA)

4 Asthma Burden #1 Cause of Missed School Days Source: Allergy and Asthma Foundation of America (AAFA)

5 1. Ask yourself: What does my area look like?  Rural/urban  Demographics  How do you get that data? Who do you want to focus on?  Age groups?  Ethnic group?

6 Asthma Burden 6.7% 6.7% of Children in Utah 59,000 59,000 Children 2,360 2,360 Classrooms

7 Asthma Burden 8.6% 8.6% of adults in Utah 167, ,000 Adults

8 Utah County Statistics  We are 44 miles south of Salt Lake City, Utah We are the 2nd most populated county in Utah  The population is 516,564* residents The county is 2,142 square miles

9 Demographics White-83.4% Hispanic-11.2% Asian-2.3% Pacific Islander-1.4% Black-0.9% American Indian-0.9%

10 Environmental Health Educator Unique position Funded through Air Quality program AND Mini grant from Asthma Program (Utah Dept. of Health - from CDC)

11 Personal interest I have asthma All 3 teenagers have asthma Kids hospitalized 12 times for asthma Led to career change

12 Utah County Asthma Coalition 2001 UDOH receives funding from CDC 2009 Utah County Asthma Coalition formed 2010 Local 5 year asthma plan created

13 Current Asthma Prevalence by Age and Sex, Utah County, Source: Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance Survey, Combined. Crude prevalence.

14 Asthma Hospitalizations Utah County, YearNumber Rate per 10,000 Population Source: Utah Inpatient Hospitalization Database, Crude rates.

15 Asthma Hospitalizations Utah County, YearNumber Rate per 10,000 Population Source: 2011 Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System

16 Asthma Hospitalizations and ED Visits, Utah County, Source: Utah Inpatient Hospitalization and ED Database, Age adjusted rates.

17 2. Who to partner with? State health department Local hospitals School nurses American Lung Association Asthma specialists Parents of children with asthma

18 Utah Asthma Program Issue 3 mini-grants to local health districts (CDC funding) Provide a few asthma interns every fall (to train school staff) Provide asthma telehealths Epidemiologist evaluate programs, provide data

19 Intermountain Health Care State system-wide asthma education program for all facilities (9 in total) Asthma education taught in small steps  asthma basics, triggers, medications, inhaler technique, medication delivery devices, and monitoring

20 Parents/patient teach back concept to assure they understand Every parent (157) discharged w/ follow up plan  Includes the Asthma Action Plan  Monitoring system (asthma tracker)

21 School Districts and School Nurses Alpine 71,000 students and 80 schools Nebo – 30,000 students and 40 schools Provo – 15,000 students and 18 schools

22 Nurse-student ratio School Nurse to Student Ratio (2010 Annual Report)  Alpine 1: 6,004  Nebo 1: 4,222  Provo 1: 7,643

23 Utah County School Nurses Employed through Utah County Health Dept (NOT the schools) 116,000 students 138 public schools Service between 5-8 schools

24 This is where I fit in! School trainings Coach trainings Daycare trainings Blog Classes for the public

25 Resources I use…. 3. Ideas to get you started with very little funding!

26 “What to Do in Case of an Asthma Attack” Created by UDOH Asthma Program For ALL school staff members 20 minute training

27 Online training for coaches PE Teachers-Winning with Asthma 30 minute on-line training Free clipboard

28 Clipboard printed with: “Common Symptoms of an Asthma Attack” “WHAT TO DO DURING AN ASTHMA ATTACK” “DO NOT HESITATE TO CALL 911 IF:”

29 “Asthma Friendly Daycares” Created by Asthma Program staff For all day care staff members 45 minute training Environmental focus

30 “My Life as an Asthma Mom” blog

31 More about blog Used by school nurses state-wide to help their families. Included on the Utah School Nursing Association (USNA) website Listed as “One of 10 Best Asthma Blogs” 2012 by Healthline

32 For adults: Living Well with Chronic Conditions (UDOH) FREE 6 week program Evidence based-Stanford University (Chronic Disease Self Managment) Taught world wide

33 Open Airways – ALA Students 8-11 American Lung Association Free 6 week program Trained university students help teach

34 Public Health Interns Best kept secret!! 2 local universities Mandatory requirement  250 hours at Utah Valley University  325 hours at Brigham Young University

35 Kickin’ Asthma – ALA California Grades 6-10 Specially geared toward teens living in low- income neighborhoods These teens often have higher rates of asthma and are more likely to end up in the emergency room

36 Breathe Well, Live Well - ALA  Adult asthma education workshop  Teaches adults the knowledge and self- management skills to take control of their asthma  Developed with support of the CDC

37 Lung Help Line - ALA Lung Cancer Asthma Allergies Emphysema Smoking Cessation Environmental Health LUNGUSA Staffed by Registered Nurses Registered Respiratory Therapist

38 Summer camp for kids with asthma! Utah’s Camp Wyatt (American Lung Association) Kids ages 7-12 Medical personnel on staff 24 hours a day

39 Free EPA publications

40 Minnesota Health Department

41 Newly Diagnosed Asthma Packet Newly Diagnosed Asthma Packet (English & Spanish) Developed with feedback from focus group Reviewed by physician, nurse, asthma specialist, pharmacist, respiratory therapist, parents

42 Asthma Bronchial Tubes

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44 Asthma Telehealth

45 Co-pay assistance

46 Questions? Andrea Jensen, B. S., CHES Certified Health Education Specialist


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