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The asthma program of Little Sisters of the Assumption Family Health Service, a partner of NYAM’s Center for Evaluation and Applied Research (CEAR), was highlighted on Dateline NBC’s “Breathless” segment on Sunday, January 5, 2014. The program (“Controlling Asthma through Home Remediation” or “CAHR”) addresses environmental conditions in East Harlem public housing that can trigger or exacerbate asthma symptoms in children. The program is delivered by community health workers and includes home remediation services, hands-on caregiver training, and ongoing support for cleaning and integrated pest management.
The CEAR team is currently conducting an evaluation of the CAHR program. CEAR’s findings suggest fewer asthma symptoms, fewer missed school days, and noticeable reductions in indoor asthma triggers, including mold, cockroaches, and mice.
The Dateline segment can be viewed online here (to see CAHR Director Ray Lopez and Community Health Worker Adalberto Ortiz, start at part 2).
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The 2012-2013 Duncan Clark Lecture - The Affordable Care Act: An Insider’s View
Featured Speaker: Sherry Glied, PhD, former Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
November 19, 2012 - The NYAM Section on Health Care Delivery welcomes Sherry Glied, PhD, former Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation in the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, who will deliver the 2012-2013 Duncan Clark Lecture on "The Affordable Care Act: An Insider's View."
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This report identifies opportunities that build on both the Patient Protection and Affordable Health Care Act (ACA) and New York’s ongoing efforts toward improving the health of its 19 million residents.
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