In 2010 the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) established a successful Medical Home Chapter Champions Program on Asthma (MHCCPA) within the Division of Children with Special Needs. This program was based on an identified need for the development of a high-impact, national initiative focused on improving the quality of care for pediatric patients with asthma, including the facilitated implementation of the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) 2007 asthma guidelines within patient- and family-centered medical homes.
In March 2014, the AAP began a partnership with the Allergy & Asthma Network (AAN) to continue and expand the medical home chapter champions program. Founded 29 years ago, AAN is the only national nonprofit organization whose mission is to end the needless death and suffering due to asthma, allergies and related conditions through outreach, education and advocacy. AAN is a patient-centered, multidisciplinary network of patients, caregiver, and healthcare professionals all focused on one common mission. Click here to visit the AAN website to learn more.
The renewed program focus includes improving allergy and anaphylaxis care for children in the medical home in addition to asthma care.
The goal of the medical home chapter champions program is to promote the delivery of high quality asthma, allergy and anaphylaxis care through team-based, family-centered care coordination and co-management among patients and their families, primary care pediatricians, and pediatric asthma and allergy specialists, while improving health outcomes for all children.
- Lead and facilitate broad adoption and implementation of the patient- and family-centered medical home for children and youth with asthma and allergies through a network of state-based AAP Chapter Champions
- Support and enhance improved outcomes for all children with asthma and allergies via the provision of comprehensive, team-based care coordination and effective co-management between primary and subspecialty care settings
- Advance policy efforts that support implementation of family-centered asthma and allergy care within pediatric medical homes.
Medical Home Chapter Champions Program Overview
Medical Home Chapter Champions Program Project Advisory Committee
Medical Home Chapter Champions: Champions Roster
Chapter Champions Orientation Webinar Recording (November 3, 2014)
Chapter Champions Orientation Webinar Presentation (November 3, 2014)
Chapter Champions Orientation Guide
Chapter Champions Resource Packet
Food Allergy: Epidemiology, Diagnosis and Management in the Medical Home Webinar Recording (January 27, 2015)
Food Allergy: Epidemiology, Diagnosis and Management in the Medical Home Presentation Slides (January 27, 2015)
Yellow Zone Practice Parameters for Management of Acute Loss of Asthma Control Webinar Recording (July 9, 2015)
Yellow Zone Practice Parameters for Management of Acute Loss of Asthma Control Presentation Slides (July 9, 2015)
Effective Engagement: How Motivational Interviewing Can Be Used to Improve Asthma Management with Patients and their Families Webinar Recording (December 14, 2015)
Effective Engagement: How Motivational Interviewing can be used to Improve Asthma Management with Patients and their Families Presentation Slides (December 14, 2015)
Groundbreaking Asthma and Allergy Articles from 2015: Implications for Care and Practice in the Medical Home Webinar Recording (March 31, 2016)
Groundbreaking Asthma and Allergy Articles from 2015: Implications for Care and practice in the medical Home Presentation Slides (March 31, 2016)
Preparing Adolescents with Asthma and Allergies for Transitions to Independent Living Webinar Recording (September 1, 2016)
Preparing Adolescents with Asthma and Allergies for Transitions to Independent Living Webinar Slides (September 1, 2016)
If you would like more information about the program, or would like to be connected with your chapter/state's champion, contact Nkem Chineme, MPH at 847/434-4342 or fill out the Contact Us form.
Medical Home, Asthma, Allergy and Anaphylaxis Resources
*Adolescent Asthma: A Developmental Approach
Anaphylaxis: A Guide for All of Us
Anaphylaxis At a Glance
FDA-Approved Asthma and COPD Nebulizer Medications
HealthyChildren.org: Allergies and Asthma
*High Quality Care for Children with Asthma: The Medical Home Foundation
Indoor AIRepair at Home, School, and Play
Key Points for Asthma Guideline Implementation
Let's Buddy Up!
Living Confidently with Food Allergy: A guide for parents and families
MCH Library Knowledge Path—Asthma in Children and Adolescents
National Health Statistics Report—Asthma Prevalence, Health Care Use, and Mortality: United States, 2005 - 2009
Partnering with Schools to Improve Care for Children with Asthma in the Medical Home
*Planning Care for Children with Asthma in Your Medical Home: Addressing Concerns of Primary Care Providers
Respiratory Inhalers at a Glance (English)
Respiratory Inhalers at a Glance (Spanish)
Taking Care of Your Child's Asthma: Knowing Your Resources
Tool Kit for Managing Food Allergies in Schools
Understanding Asthma: Building Blocks for Better Breathing
*Project Advisory Commitee or Chapter Champion Authorship