Organizing the community to target poor Latino children with asthma.
A community-university partnership to improve outcomes of care for poor Latino children (aged 6-14 years) with asthma in East Los Angeles was based on development of a community infrastructure.
A family-centered educational program involved over 500 families.
The Association of Latinos with Asthma and Allergy Symptoms (ALAAS) was formed.
Parents report reductions in hospitalizations, emergency room, and acute care visits.
Survival of the infrastructure following the end of grant funds is unlikely unless other resources offset the costs of volunteerism among poor families.
Block grants to community agencies from established fund-raising groups might reduce dependency-producing practices currently employed to « help » the poor.
Mots-clés Pascal : Asthme, Programme, Education, Milieu familial, Statut économique, Etats Unis, Amérique du Nord, Amérique, Résultat, Enfant, Homme, Ethnie, Appareil respiratoire pathologie, Bronchopneumopathie obstructive
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Asthma, Program, Education, Family environment, Economic status, United States, North America, America, Result, Child, Human, Ethnic group, Respiratory disease, Obstructive pulmonary disease
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 96-0477068
Code Inist : 002B11B. Création : 10/04/1997.