Respira Sano Program offers a comprehensive asthma education and clinical intervention program to help Imperial Valley residents to deal with all aspects of the disease. Respira Sano aims to help you better understand and live with this chronic condition, be confident and proactive in taking care of yourself and your asthma, and have the best quality of breathing possible.
(Previous application is required to participate in Clinical Interventions and Home Interventions)
These are the 4 components of Respira Sano Project:
San Diego State University
Respira Sano’s goal is to improve the quality of life of children with asthma. To do this, researches at SDSU work with community groups to talk with families to see if they qualify for the study. If a family qualifies and enrolls, the study randomly assigns the family to a group. Each group receives a different program. The SDSU team evaluates the components of the programs to determine how effective each is at controlling asthma. We hope to have the best programs continue long after the study is over.
Comité Civico del Valle
With the support of Community Health Workers (also known as promotores), the intervention will use a home-based multi-trigger with an environmental focus for families with children and adolescents with asthma in Imperial County. The home visitation aims to help them identify and mitigate hazards at home and in their immediate outdoor environment. The project will help families to assess the level of asthma control, identify asthma triggers in home, assess sources of contamination in the surrounding neighborhood, identify strategies to prevent exacerbations and increase family engagement in community advocacy efforts focused in improving the quality of life.
Clinicas de Salud del Pueblo
Clinicas de Salud del Pueblo, Inc. has comprehensive asthma services for all patients. We aim to use the best practices in asthma assessment and long-term treatment, asthma education and care coordination (also known as case-management). The clinic provides the comprehensive asthma services with an asthma care team that includes family physicians, pediatricians, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, medical assistants, nursing supervisors, asthma educators, multi-function clerks (and community health workers, also known as promotores, by referral.) Visit www.cdsdp.org for clinic locations.
Comité Civico del Valle
Respira Sano’s community campaign is designed to create awareness and provide education about asthma to all the Imperial County's residents.
Through traditional media, digital media and community events, Respira Sano aims to bring resources and information about childhood asthma to families and public in general.