- What is ARC?
Asthma Ready® Communities (ARC) is an overarching endeavor to provide standardized, evidence-based educational programs for children with asthma, families and health professionals. These programs enhance the readiness of health care professionals and facilities to provide cost-efficient care that is compliant with the Guidelines for the Diagnosis and Management of Asthma: Expert Panel Report 3. For parents and caregivers, these programs provide comprehensive steps to improve asthma control in infants and children. For facilities, Asthma Ready® is a designation indicating that the facility has participated in asthma training, has the resources and is committed to delivering appropriate services, maintaining communication standards, and conducting quality improvement efforts to ensure best practices for the care of children with asthma. Asthma Ready® is a registered federal trademark owned by the University of Missouri.
- Where is ARC?
The ARC team is located in the division of Pulmonary Medicine & Allergy, Department of Child Health, University of Missouri (MU), School of Medicine. Dr. Francisco and the clinical staff are members of University Physicians practice group, providing specialty care at MU Women’s and Children Hospital, Pediatric Specialty Clinic. Other staff represents disciplines ranging from social health science to epidemiology. The central office is located in Columbia, MO 65212
- Ben Francisco,PhD,PNP-BC, AE-C
- Peter Konig, PhD, MD, Professor Emeritus; Jim Acton, MD, Associate Professor, Chief; Zarah Ner, MD, Assistant Professor
- Paul Foreman, MS, MA, PhD
- Julie Patterson, BA
- Tammy Rood, MSN, CPNP-PC, AE-C
- Alaina Bratt, RN, BSN, MPH
- Candy Neuner, RN, BSN
- Sherri Homan, RN, FNP, PhD
- Shawna Strickland, PhD, RRT-NPS, AE-C, Assistant Professor
Director, Asthma Ready® Communities, Research Assistant Professor, Child Health, Pulmonary Medicine & Allergy, School of Medicine, University of Missouri Health Care, MU Women’s & Children’s Hospital, University Physicians, Pediatric Specialty Clinic
Pulmonologists, Pulmonary Medicine & Allergy Division, Department of Child Health, School of Medicine, University of Missouri, MU Women’s & Children’s Hospital, University Physicians Pediatric Specialty Clinic, Columbia
Project Director, Asthma Ready® Communities Outcomes & Policy, University of Missouri Health Care, MU Women’s & Children’s Hospital
Program Coordinator, Asthma Ready® Communities, University of Missouri Health Care
Pediatric Nurse Practitioner, Certified Asthma Educator, Asthma Ready® Communities Training & Evaluation, University of Missouri Health Care, MU Women’s & Children’s Hospital, University Physicians, Pediatric Specialty Clinic
Asthma Educator, Nurse Clinician, Asthma Ready® Communities Evaluation & Accreditation, University of Missouri Health Care, MU Women’s & Children’s Hospital, University Physicians, Pediatric Specialty Clinic
Asthma Educator, Certified Asthma Educator, Asthma Ready® Communities Training & Evaluation, University of Missouri Health Care, MU Women’s & Children’s Hospital, University Physicians, Pediatric Specialty Clinic
Asthma Epidemiologist, Asthma Ready® Communities Surveillance & Evaluation, Adjunct Faculty, Sinclair School of Nursing, University of Missouri, Columbia, Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services, Office of Epidemiology
Director, Respiratory Therapy Program, School of Health Professions, University of Missouri, Columbia
- Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services (DHSS)
- Missouri School Boards’ Association (MSBA)
- Missouri Primary Care Association (MPCA)
- Office of Social and Economic Data Analysis (OSEDA)
- Open Health, LLC
- St. Louis Regional Asthma Consortium
- Greater Kansas City Asthma and COPD Coalition (GKCACC)
- Kansas Information for Communities (KIC)
- Kansas City Quality Improvement Consortium (KCQIC)
- Missouri Pharmacy Association (MPA)
DHSS is the state agency dedicated to public health, safety and the well-being of the people of Missouri http://www.health.mo.gov/. The Missouri Asthma Prevention and Control Program (MAPCP) is located within DHSS.
MSBA is a strong advocate for public education in Missouri, serving as the unified voice of school board members throughout the state.
A non-profit organization that represents community health centers that serve federally designated medically underserved populations and is dedicated to improving access to high quality, community based, and affordable primary health care in Missouri.
OSEDA collaborates with partners in the analysis of social and economic data in ways that contribute to improvements in the well-being ofpeople, enterprises and communities
Open Health is a consulting and research firm for public health planning and evaluation that has a mission to bring creativity and science to partnerships that improve public health.
The Consortium is a collaboration ofdiverse agencies and individuals dedicated to reducing asthma morbidity and improving the quality of life for people with asthma in the St. Louis area.
GKCACC brings together individuals and agencies to establish an on-going asthma network to communicate about, collaborate on, and coordinate projects that improve and support asthma and COPD prevention, diagnosis, and management in the Greater Kansas City Area.
KIC is a health information portal with health data you can query and links to many other data reports and information. KIC enables you to query vital event and other health care data.
KCQIC is a non-profit community coalition that provides a forum for collaboration to encourage best practices in health care in Kansas City and is partnering with Asthma Ready® Communities to launch KC Teams Up for Asthma Control in selected KC school districts.
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