Asthma is a common chronic condition among children that is associated with significant morbidity, particularly among disadvantaged and minority children. Schools are a logical setting in which to intervene because they are where children gather, spend much of their day, and are frequently monitored. To improve student well-being and educational outcomes, schools frequently deliver services that protect students from harm and promote healthy living.
[Photo: Dr. Joe K. Gerald]
In the current issue of the Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology In Practice, Dr. Joe K. Gerald, associate professor and Dr. Lynn B. Gerald, professor at the University of Arizona Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health, comment on opportunities and challenges in delivering school-based asthma care as evidenced by the Step-Up Asthma program implemented in the Denver Public School district.
The Unfulfilled Promise of School-Centered Asthma Care
The Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology: In Practice, September-October 2016.