Roadmap to Build Sustainable Asthma Home Visiting Services
Embarking on a journey to build a system to sustainably provide home-based asthma services can be daunting! You may be wrestling with questions like these:
- What kind of staff provides the services?
- Who or what determines whether a person is eligible for a home visit?
- How many visits does it take to complete the assessment, remediation, and education?
- What kind of improvements can be expected from a low-intensity approach?
- How much will it cost to provide these services on a large scale?
- What makes a compelling business case?
Services can and should be designed to meet the needs of the community being served and build on the unique resources and opportunities of that community, so not only is there no single or simple answer to these questions (and the many others that will arise), there’s also no single order in which they should be addressed. But wouldn’t it be nice to have some sort of “roadmap” to guide the way? We can help!
As part of our efforts to build systems to sustain asthma home visiting programs, RAMP and the National Center for Healthy Housing (NCHH) have partnered to create this interactive tool to support you as you embark on your quest to provide in-home asthma services. Unlike most roadmaps, ours isn’t rigidly directive; instead, it recognizes and relies upon local organizational strengths, knowledge of the community, and unique opportunities, each of which may affect a program’s path. Our Roadmap allows you to rearrange the nine waypoints to create a route that best fits where you are and where you still need to go.
Of course, the Roadmap is only one of many tools to assist you in your journey. Other supports include:
- An e-learning course, Building Systems to Sustain Home-Based Asthma Services;
- A new resource, Unlocking the Power of Home-Based Asthma Services: Model Health Benefit Packages, a tool for managed care plans and allies; and
- Direct technical assistance from RAMP and NCHH staff. Contact us!