Inner City Asthma
Implemented in El Rio Santa Cruz Community Health Center, Tucson, Arizona by MAS Consultants Inc., P.O. Box 5130 Aiken, South Carolina 29804.
This case study was prepared for CDC by Dr. LaMar Palmer of MAS Consultants. The purpose of the case study is to share the experience of one community as they attempt to address the problem of asthma. It does not represent an endorsement of this approach by CDC.
Inner City Asthma: Ordering
The program guidance currently available to implement the ICAI program is "A Guide for Helping Children with Asthma." The manual is used for implementing educational interventions in clinical settings. A copy of the guide can be obtained from:
National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases
The books "You Can Control Asthma" for parents and children are available in both English and Spanish from:
Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA)
1233 20th Street, NW, Suite 402
Washington, DC 20036
Call AAFA at 1-800-7-ASTHMA (727-8462), FAX 202-466-8940, or access its Web site at www.aafa.org and order on line. Cost of the books is $5.50 each or $9.00 for both the parent and child books.
Other materials needed to implement ICAI are not readily available at this time. Program contacts for implementing ICAI are provided at the end of this case study.
For information about the El Rio program contact:
Kathy Lortie, MSW
El Rio Asthma Program
839 W. Congress Tucson, Arizona 85745
Uwe Manthei, MD, Ph.D., FAAAAI, FAAP
Alvernon Allergy & Asthma P.C.
Clinical Professor, Department of Pediatrics
University of Arizona College of Medicine
630 N. Alvernon Way Tucson, AZ 85711
Paul Enright, MD
University of Arizona
1501 N. Campbell Tucson, AZ 85724