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The National Environmental Education Foundation (NEEF) launched an initiative in 2005 to integrate environmental management of asthma into pediatric health care: Environmental Management of Pediatric Asthma. This study, a follow-up to a 2013 study, evaluated the program’s impact and assessed training results by five new faculty champions. Attendees were surveyed at training sessions to measure knowledge and the likelihood of asking about and managing environmental triggers of asthma.
To conduct the program evaluation, a workshop was held with the faculty champions and NEEF staff which identified major program benefits as well as challenges and suggestions for the future. Trainee baseline knowledge of environmental triggers was low, but they reported robust improvement in environmental triggers knowledge and intention to recommend environmental management.
The program has a broad, national scope—reaching more than 12,000 physicians, health care providers, and students—and some faculty champions successfully integrated materials into health record. Program barriers and future endeavors were identified.
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