This symposium will feature three innovative programs for delivering care to patients with asthma. A clinic-based program originating in Italy includes a 3-visit model of assessment, tailored treatment, and education. A school-based model in the U.S. builds partnerships among schools, clinicians, and families. A program out of Japan certifies patients to become peer educators to improve asthma management. All three programs, while clearly very different from each other, are evidence-based and have improved asthma control while decreasing healthcare utilization.
Upon completion of this activity, participants should be able to:
- Recognize new and innovative programs to improve asthma care.
- Describe specific strengths and unique characteristics of each program.
- Explore how to adopt these programs in new settings, countries, and cultures.