Asthma Information Links

Health Care Links

  • Institute for Health Care Improvement
    • The Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI) is a not-for-profit organization leading the improvement of health care throughout the world. Founded in 1991 and based in Boston, Massachusetts, IHI is a catalyst for change, cultivating innovative concepts for improving patient care and implementing programs for putting those ideas into action. Thousands of health care providers participate in IHI's groundbreaking work.
  • National Initiative for Children's Healthcare Quality
    • The National Initiative for Children's Healthcare Quality (NICHQ) is an education and research organization dedicated solely to improving the quality of health care provided to children. Founded in 1999, NICHQ's mission is to eliminate the gap between what is and what can be in health care for all children. NICHQ connects organizations and individuals who care about children with those who are experts in improvement. NICHQ's core services include educational programs, including Learning Collaboratives, regional improvement partnerships, and its quality performance data system.
  • Improving Chronic Illness Care
    • Improving Chronic Illness Care (ICIC) is a national program of The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, based at the MacColl Institute for Healthcare Innovation, within Group Health Cooperative of Seattle. The program seeks to improve the care of the chronically ill through three main program components: Improvement Collaboratives, Targeted Research Grants Program, and a Dissemination Project. The Chronic Care Model is the practical model at the heart of the Improving Chronic Illness Care program.
  • American Academy of Pediatrics
    • The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), Professional Education and Resources has a self-paced AAP Continuing Medical Education (CME) Activity: Education in Quality Improvement for Pediatric Practice (eQIPP) - Asthma. This is an innovative quality improvement CME program that allows the general pediatrician and family physician to evaluate their practice online. eQIPP offers tested tools that can be easily implemented into practice to enhance the asthma care provided to children.

Asthma in Schools links

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Glossary of Asthma Terms

Asthma triggers in general and trigger management

Indoor Asthma Triggers

Outdoor Asthma Triggers

  • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
    • Lists information about outdoor triggers that can cause an asthma attack. It also links to other links for more information about air pollution (e.g. EPA, AIRNow, etc.)