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ERIC Number: EJ1089670
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016-Mar
Pages: 8
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0022-4391
Applying the Social Ecological Model to Creating Asthma-Friendly Schools in Louisiana
Nuss, Henry J.; Hester, Laura L.; Perry, Mark A.; Stewart-Briley, Collette; Reagon, Valamar M.; Collins, Pamela
Journal of School Health, v86 n3 p225-232 Mar 2016
Background: In 2010, the Louisiana Asthma Management and Prevention Program (LAMP) implemented the Asthma-Friendly Schools Initiative in high-risk Louisiana populations. The social ecological model (SEM) was used as a framework for an asthma program implemented in 70 state K-12 public schools over 2 years. Methods: Activities included a needs assessment, identification of students with asthma, individualized asthma action plans (AAP), staff trainings, environmental quality improvement, and school system policy changes to address the asthma burden. Results: There were 522 new or existing asthma cases recognized. Asthma knowledge/awareness was measurably improved among school personnel. School indoor air quality was improved across all locations. School-level polices were adopted that improved AAP collection, compliance to bus-idling restrictions, and asthma medication self-carry. Conclusions: The SEM framework can be used for school-based programs to address successfully and improve asthma-related issues from the individual through policy levels.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (DHHS/PHS)
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Louisiana
Grant or Contract Numbers: CDCRFAEH0990105CONT13