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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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Drawing on the lessons of Superstorm Sandy, a new report from The New York Academy of Medicine (NYAM), “Resilient Communities: Empowering Older Adults in Disasters and Daily Life,” presents an innovative set of recommendations to strengthen and connect formal and informal support systems to keep older adults safe during future disasters.
A new issue brief from NYAM, “Achieving the Triple Aim in New York State: the Potential Role of Hospital Community Benefit,” is the first in a series related to promoting a better understanding of Community Benefit in New York State and how it can advance population health.
NYAM commissioned an analysis of hospital community benefit investments by New York State hospitals. The new issue brief analyzes the reported expenditures of NYS hospitals in the categories of the IRS Schedule H report.
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