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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 2013 Duncan Clark Lecture - The Affordable Care Act on the Verge of Final Success ... and a Nervous Breakdown
Featured Speaker: John E. McDonough, DPH, MPA, Professor of the Practice of Public Health and Director of the Center for Public Health Leadership
Department of Health Policy and Management at the Harvard School of Public Health
December 9, 2013 - On December 2, 2013 NYAM welcomed Dr. John E. McDonough, one of the leading experts on health care reform in the United States, to deliver the 2013 Duncan Clark Lecture at NYAM on “The Affordable Care Act on the Verge of Final Success ... and a Nervous Breakdown.”
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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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