Mobile C.A.R.E

Initiative Description: A school-based mobile van clinic, Mobile C.A.R.E. Children were evaluated by a pediatrician in a mobile allergy clinic and classified and treated based on the National Asthma Education and Prevention Program (NAEPP) guidelines. The intervention consisted of an assessment of allergic environment with avoidance recommendations, the institution of appropriate controller therapy and inhaler technique, education on asthma and asthma management, and expectations for asthma control.

Study Results: Symptomatic markers (daytime and nighttime cough, wheezing, and dyspnea symptoms), frequency of rescue inhaler use, and a quality-of-life score improved from baseline.

Reference: Patel, B., Sheridan, P., Detjen, P., Donnersberger, D., Gluck, E., Malamut, K., & … Qing, H. (2007). Success of a comprehensive school-based Asthma intervention on clinical markers and resource utilization for inner-city children with asthma in Chicago: The mobile C.A.R.E. Foundation’s asthma management program. Journal Of Asthma, 44(2), 113-118

Level of Evidence: 2 out of 5 stars Good