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)