Asthma Control Program
To reduce overall asthma burden and asthma health disparities in Rhode Island.
What we do
The Asthma Control Program has combined key initiatives into the “Comprehensive Integrated Asthma Care System” which serves as a unified access point for a set of community-based services and interventions.
Home Asthma Response Program (HARP) provides children who have had asthma ER visits or an asthma hospitalization with up to three home visits by a Certified Asthma Educator and Community Health Worker. HARP teaches families how to manage asthma and provides supplies to get rid of asthma triggers in the home.
Breathe Easy at Home (BEAH) allows health care providers to make a referral to housing code enforcement if they suspect that substandard housing conditions are creating asthma triggers and impacting a child’s health. Referrals and communication are done through KIDSNET. BEAH can also help tenants get legal support.
Controlling Asthma in Schools Effectively (Project CASE) works with elementary schools to offer Hasbro’s Draw a Breath classes for students with asthma, train school staff about asthma needs, promote asthma-friendly policies and healthy indoor air quality at schools, and promote the use of asthma action plans.