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Providing and expanding access to comprehensive asthma control service through home and school-based strategies are paramount to controlling asthma. Service strategies involve strengthening and expanding asthma control efforts in homes and schools while linking with services offered by health care organizations. Activities include self-management education, developing linkages to care, education for caregivers for people with asthma, and implementing policy.

The HAI has developed specific evidence-based activities that are aligned to the Hawaii Asthma Plan (PDF) in order to meet the needs of Hawaii communities throughout the state. This process has built leadership capacity statewide by encouraging organizations to identify areas of strength, roles and responsibilities, and contribution to Hawaii’s asthma health system. The HAI collaborative and a wide array of partners and stakeholders have:

  • Expanded quality asthma management initiatives for children in rural areas through community health centers;
  • Promoted awareness and action around air quality and asthma in vog affected areas;
  • Improved asthma management practices in emergency departments and physician’s offices and schools;
  • Gained extensive media coverage throughout the year promoting asthma awareness, highlighting key triggers for asthma and providing useful tips on how to minimize exposure; and
  • Reduced exposure to asthma triggers such as cockroaches and tobacco smoke among residents in public housing and increasing awareness of the link between cockroaches and asthma.

Below are some of our past service projects:

  • Pharmacy project
  • CRA
  • Catch a Roach/KPT
  • Castle ER/physician notification