According to the CDC, Asthma prevalence was higher among children, females, and those with family income below the Federal poverty level, and differed by race and ethnicity for the period 2008–2010.1 However, with proper management of the disease, individuals who suffer from asthma and allergies can lead productive lives. For those with family income below the Federal poverty level, safety net facilities help this vulnerable population manage their asthma and allergy -related diseases.
1Akinbami LJ, Moorman JE, Bailey C et al. Trends in Asthma Prevalence, Health Care Use, and Mortality in the United States, 2001-2010. NCHS Data Brief, No. 94. May 2012.
This section provides links to resources for clinical professionals and their patients such as educational resources, case studies, publications, practice guidelines, web-based program and links. These tools are designed to help safety net providers meet the asthma and allergy needs of their patients.