Childhood Asthma Leadership Coalition

1225 New York Avenue NW, Suite 800 Washington, DC 20005

With funding from the W.K. Kellogg Foundation, NCHH has funded two rounds of Healthy Homes Workforce Development Mini-Grants, with applications open during late 2017 and spring 2018. These mini-grants help communities develop their workforce capacity to offer home-visiting services related to healthy homes, and to build a pool of trained community health workers (CHWs) trained in the healthy homes principles.
The George Washington University (GWU) leads the Childhood Asthma Leadership Coalition (CALC). GWU and First Focus, a nonprofit children’s advocacy organization, convened CALC in 2012 to unite cross-sector partners to improve policies that impact children with asthma. CALC aims to improve access to care and to accelerate prevention and health system redesign in order to improve the diagnosis, treatment, and long-term management of childhood asthma through targeted state and federal policy.
As a 2017 mini-grantee, CALC wrote a short white paper on the role of community health workers in the delivery of home-based asthma services. It summarized the most robust available evidence on CHWs and their effectiveness in delivering home-based asthma services, and provided a tool for advocates working to advance the role of CHWs. CALC’s goal was to create an educational resource that can be a catalyst for developing a well-trained, knowledgeable, credible, and reliable healthy homes workforce.

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