Roadmap to Sustainable Asthma Home Visiting
Embarking on a journey to build a system to sustainably provide home-based asthma services can be daunting! You may be wrestling with questions like these:
- What kind of staff provides the services?
- Who or what determines whether a person is eligible for a home visit?
- How many visits does it take to complete the assessment, remediation, and education?
- What kind of improvements can be expected from a low-intensity approach?
- How much will it cost to provide these services on a large scale?
- What makes a compelling business case?
Services can and should be designed to meet the needs of the community being served and build on the unique resources and opportunities of that community, so not only is there no single or simple answer to these questions (and the many others that will arise), there’s also no single order in which they should be addressed. But wouldn’t it be nice to have some sort of “roadmap” to guide the way? We can help!
As part of our Building Systems to Sustain Home-Based Asthma Services project, Regional Asthma Management and Prevention (RAMP) and the National Center for Healthy Housing (NCHH) have partnered to create this interactive tool to support you as you embark on your quest to provide in-home asthma services. Unlike most roadmaps, ours isn’t rigidly directive; instead, we’ve curated success stories about breaking down barriers and putting services in place from across the country. Based on these experiences, it’s clear there are many ways in which local stakeholders can design and launch an asthma home visiting program or service. Our roadmap recognizes and relies upon local organizational strengths, knowledge of the community, and unique opportunities, each of which may affect a program’s path.
We’ve marked nine primary waypoints for your trip and have highlighted one possible route as an example for those who want a premade path. However, you are able to rearrange the nine waypoints to create a route that best fits where you are and where you still need to go by simply dragging and dropping the segments into the order you prefer.
You’ll find a tremendous volume of existing materials available to inspire you as you design your own home-based asthma service or program. Indeed, these types of services have been around for decades; leaning on the experience and learning they represent will likely accelerate your own progress. Of course, you can tailor existing materials to meet your own needs; but we encourage you to see what among our selected examples, resources, and supports linked along the route resonates and works for you.
Latest page update: June 29, 2023.