Resources for health care providers
Guidelines to Practice (G2P): Reducing Asthma Health Disparities through Guideline Implementation (2014-2017)
The purpose of G2P is to help children and adults with asthma. The goal of the study is to work with clinics, health plans, and with patients in their homes to improve asthma care. The focus of this program is on low-income and minority asthma patients: these patients are affected on a larger scale by asthma.
Related: Past programs and tools.
Tools, guidelines and related links
- Dust Control Guidelines: Vacuuming and Door Mats
- Dust Mite Guidelines
- Guidelines For Community Health Workers: When To Ask For Help And Advice
- Guidelines For Using an Asthma Action Plan
- Moisture and Mold Guidelines
- Roach Guidelines
- Rodent Guidelines
- Expert Panel Report 3: Guidelines for the Diagnosis & Management of Asthma
Comprehensive, state-of-the-art guidelines that address clinical and self-management issues at all levels of asthma severity.
- Expert Panel Report 3 (EPR-3): Guidelines for the Diagnosis and Management of Asthma - Summary Report 2007
Key asthma topics updated with recommendations for clinical practice.
- Effective Interventions for Asthma
Information on effective interventions for asthma control, including methodology for identification of the interventions, results, lessons learned, information on the interventions themselves, a bibliography of reviewed literature, and case studies of two of the interventions.
- Ethnic Medicine Information (Ethnomed)
University of Washington & Harborview Medical Center
The EthnoMed site contains information about cultural beliefs, medical issues and other related issues pertinent to the health care of recent immigrants to Seattle or the US, many of whom are refugees fleeing war-torn parts of the world. Search by "asthma" to find cultural profiles about asthma beliefs and health education materials in different languages.
- Work-Related Asthma
Washington State Department of Labor & Industries
Under the Reportable Conditions Rule (WAC 246-101), all health care providers and health care facilities are required to report cases of work-related asthma.
- America's Children and the Environment: Measures of Contaminants, Body Burdens and Illnesses
Environmental Protection Agency
Released 2/2003, this report explores in detail the progress made in the United States to reduce environmental risks faced by children and the work that still needs to be done to protect children's health.
- Housing Interventions and Control of Asthma-Related Indoor Biologic Agents: A Review of the Evidence
J Public Health Management Practice, 2010, 16(5) E-Supp, S11S20
- Home is Where the Triggers Are: Increasing Asthma Control by Improving the Home Environment (PDF)
James Krieger, Pediatric Allergy, Immunology, and Pulmonology. June 2010, 23(2): 139-145. doi:10.1089/ped.2010.0022.
- Breathe Easy Home
The Breathe Easy Home (BEH) design integrated best practice strategies including the use of local guidelines such as BuiltGreen of King and Snohomish Counties and SeaGreen: Greening Seattle's Affordable Housing that make these recommendations specific to the Pacific Coast maritime climate and the needs of the community being served.
- Asthma Action Plan (PDF)
From Public Health - Seattle & King County.
- Asthma Action Plan in English (MS Word format)
- Asthma Action Plan in Spanish/Plan de acción para el asma (MS Word format)
- The Allergy Network and Mothers of Asthmatics
An extensive prize-winning website for families. Adults can take free on-line classes to learn about asthma.
- The American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology
A library of allergy-related words and definitions.
- American Lung Association of Washington
Provides information and links. You can also sign up for the Breathe Easy Network, a daily e-mail reports of air quality conditions in King, Kitsap, Pierce and Snohomish Counties.
- National Jewish Medical and Research Center
General information about allergies and asthma as well as advice for managing asthma. They also offer the LUNG LINE®, a way to talk or e-mail a specialized respiratory nurse.
- The Health of King County 2006
- Tobacco Prevention Program
Information about smoking cessation and links to stop smoking resources.
- Indoor Air Quality
Information about improving indoor air quality, cleaning and preventing mold.
- Community health data
A set of indicators measuring the health of King County residents. It provides a broad array of comprehensive, population-based data with the emphasis on relying on data about the entire community to look at multiple determinants of health.