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HomeBASE, was a research project funded by National Institutes of Health. The study was designed to assess the value of a home-based education and support intervention for reducing asthma mortality and urgent health service utilization among 420 low-income and ethnically diverse adults with asthma, ages 18-65 years in King County. Community health workers delivered the interventions. Eligible participants received a basic medical assessment including home spirometry and optional skin testing at the University of Washington. They also received a home environmental assessment to identify asthma triggers that can precipitate asthma attacks and were supplied with allergen impermeable bedding encasements, vacuums and cleaning kits as needed. These evaluations were followed up by three in-home visits. At each home visit an action plan was created to identify areas of change that will improve overall asthma control. Each participant was enrolled in the project for one year.

HomeBASE tools and documents:

CHW initial training:

CHW weekly clinical training: