September, 2022: The Detroit area was ranked #1 in 2022, on the 2022 AAFA Asthma Capitals Report, making it the most challenging city in the U.S. to live with asthma by our criteria. Detroit has the third-highest asthma prevalence of all cities analyzed, the eighth-highest mortality rate, and is among the top 25 cities for asthma-related ER visits.
Asthma Management & Education - Online (AME-O)©
This program designed to bring the clinician current information on pathophysiology of asthma and allergy; treatment methods; effective techniques for patient education; and ways to prevent asthma episodes.
Course is intended for nurses and respiratory therapists and 8.75 CEU's will be granted upon successful completion.
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The Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America's (AAFA) Health Equity Advancement and Leadership (HEAL) program addresses health disparities in communities that bear the heaviest burden of asthma. Promoting health equity is a core value and mission-critical priority of AAFA.
The Michigan Chapter has been selected as one of the four sites across the country. “We are excited for the opportunity to provide a more holistic approach to aid our community in getting comprehensive asthma care and supportive tools to improve overall health,” says Kathleen Slonager, executive director of AAFA-MI. “With AAFA-MI’s deep roots in the community in addition to investment from HEAL Innovation, we are confident that this intervention will help to improve health outcomes for people with asthma in the Detroit area.”
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