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The Kunsberg School

Initiative Description: The Kunsberg School in Denver, Colorado, enrolls children with chronic diseases, including asthma, into a program of school-based disease management. Students enrolled take medical education classes. These classes are designed to educate the students and their families about illness and to encourage self-care through learning about treatment and management techniques. Emphasis is placed on the students accepting responsibility and learning to deal realistically with illness.

Study Results: Improved asthma control and reduced disease severity for at-risk inner-city asthmatic children, leading to cost reduction for asthma management.

Level of Evidence: 3 out of 5 stars Very Good