Asthma Control Program
The purpose was to evaluate the development, implementation, and outcomes associated with a new asthma home visiting program serving client families from a Federally Qualified Health Center in the southeast region of New Mexico, where asthma-related hospitalizations and emergency department visits have historically been higher than the New Mexico state rate.
The New Mexico Asthma Control Program has concluded evaluation activities from program year 2015-2016. Evaluation activities include: Nor-Lea General Hospital Asthma Self-Management Program, La Casa Home Visiting Program, and Envision University of New Mexico Quality Improvement Project.
Nuestra Salud partnered with the New Mexico Department of Health Asthma Control Program in 2015-2016 to implement a series of focus groups to increase understanding about asthma care and control among Spanish-speaking Hispanic families who have children with asthma.
The Logic Model is a Program Evaluation tool. It helps project partners see how the resources and activities of the NMACP program connect and contribute to desired health outcomes.
This document provides an evaluation of meetings and attendance for all New Mexico Commission on Asthma (NMCOA) meetings held and is updated periodically. It provides a list of commonly held credentials and affiliations, number of meetings, number of participants who have attended, attendees per meeting, and annual averages for attendance.
Asthma is a widespread and serious health condition, particularly for children, which requires regular and consistent health care to control. The NMCOA is poised to improve asthma care and outcomes in the state through professional and community outreach. This document highlights the work of the NMCOA to date, the current state of asthma in New Mexico, goals and objectives for the next five years.
This double-sided tri-fold brochure explains general information about our asthma program including statistics, contact information, and a list of website resources to learn more about asthma.
Of the nearly one in 10 New Mexicans who have asthma, more than a third of children and nearly half of adults have the disease under poor control, according to a new state Department of Health report. The chronic lung disease causes some 7,700 emergency room visits and 1,800 hospitalizations a year in New Mexico, ringing up an estimated $30 million a year in hospital charges, the report found.
Second-hand smoke, even in small amounts, is proven harmful to children and adults. It can bring on an asthma episode. Children are most frequently exposed to second-hand smoke in the car and in the home. A top protection is to eliminate tobacco in the car and home. The best way to protect a child from second-hand smoke is eliminating smoking in the car and home.
This action plan form was created by the New Mexico Council on Asthma (NMCOA) for school nurses, health care providers and families. It allows for an individual action plan to be developed for each student to ensure proper handling of asthma based on severity.
This guideline is based on the recommendations from the NAEPP EPR-3 and is intended to assist the clinician in the diagnosis and management of asthma and should not be construed as a replacement for individualized evaluation and treatment based on clinical circumstances.
It is our hope and expectation that school districts will use this manual as a guide to enlist the cooperation of all members of the school community. The sections on Asthma (3), the Student with Asthma (4), and the Asthma Friendly School (5) provide general information useful to all members of the community. The remaining sections (6-14) contain more specific information pertinent to individual members of the community. Finally section 15 lists a variety of helpful resources for everyone's use.
This fact sheet explains how secondhand and third-hand smoke effects asthma, how tobacco smoke can trigger an asthma attack, how to protect yourself and your children, and provides tips on how to politely ask someone not to smoke around you.