New, School-based Asthma Program, Building Bridges, Helps Elementary School Students with Asthma by Decreasing Absenteeism through Communications and Asthma Control

New, School-based Asthma Program, Building Bridges, Helps Elementary School Students with Asthma by Decreasing Absenteeism through Communications and Asthma Control

 
The goal of Building Bridges, a new, school-based asthma program, is to improve school performance for elementary school children with asthma by decreasing school absenteeism through improved asthma control. Building Bridges links school nurses, parents, and pediatric practitioners to improve asthma control and is a collaboration between leaders in asthma management, schools, primary care clinicians and school nurses.
 
Building Bridges is currently piloted in three Hartford elementary schools, Burns Academy of Latino Studies, Martin Luther King, and America’s Choice @Sand. The program aims to decrease asthma-related  absences and improve asthma control by improving lines of communication among families, school nurses, and health care providers. The program is a partnership between the Hartford Public schools and the Easy Breathing Program at CCMC.
 
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