A Le Bonheur Children's patient in the CHAMP program

Each year, asthma is the cause of more than 3,500 asthma-related visits to our hospital, and it is our most common diagnosis. Now, we are working to improve quality of life for these children through a competitive $2.9 million Health Care Innovation Award from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS).

Called CHAMP (Changing High-Risk Asthma in Memphis through Partnership), the program aims to:

  • reduce deaths from pediatric asthma
  • reduce Emergency Department and urgent care visits
  • reduce avoidable hospitalizations
  • reduce asthma exacerbation or episodes

We developed a health care coordination team for pediatric asthma patients. Our program coordinators improve coordination of care between providers, teach better asthma self-management and engage the community in caring for high-risk patients. 

For more information, please call 901-305-1891.

Educational Video Resources

Asthma, School and You (for kids)

Asthma, School and You (for adults)