Statewide Childhood Asthma Management Project Planned
The Integrating Medicine and Public Health Program, in conjunction with the state Department of Health Services and the University of California-San Francisco, will implement the California Asthma Among the School-Aged Project, a model program designed to improve diagnosis, treatment and management of asthma among children ages five to 18. The project, funded through a $3.6 million grant from The California Endowment, is the "first phase" of a "strategic ... initiative to reduce health disparities" for children with asthma. Seven health providers have been selected as partners in the program and will receive $100,000 per year for three years. The providers include Mid-City Community Clinic in San Diego County, Community Medical Centers in Fresno County, Valley Family Care Centers of El Centro Regional Medical Center in Imperial County, Darin M. Camarena Health Centers in Madera County, Contra Costa Health Services in Contra Costa County, the Children's Clinic in Los Angeles County and the Riverside County Health Services Agency (The California Endowment release, 8/6).This is part of the California Healthline Daily Edition, a summary of health policy coverage from major news organizations. Sign up for an email subscription.