May - Asthma Awareness month - CTC-RI/PCMH Kids hosted a Nurse Care Manager/Care Coordinator Best Practice Sharing meeting, May 18th, on Improving Care for Children, Families and Adults with Asthma. Ashley Fogerty provided an overview of Rhode Island’s Asthma Control Program and informed the group of a possible scholarship opportunity for people working in Rhode Island that are interested in becoming Asthma Educators. Ty-Eisha Rivera and Cindy Brosnan shared with the group their rewarding experiences working as asthma educators and explained the many tools available to help families affected by asthma. Margarita Robledo Guedes and Kate Klinger explained the Green Healthy Homes pilot program with Integra and shared a case study on how GHHI was able to successfully address various asthma contributing factors in the home of a family with 3 asthmatic children. Trish Washburn concluded the meeting with an update on Rhode Island’s plan to bring COVID-19 vaccines into Pediatric and Family Medicine practices to help address vaccinating eligible children.
Please be advised of a research opportunity for primary caregivers/parents of children ages 6 to 11 years old with severe asthma that will pay a total of $250 for participation, if eligible.