Breathe Easy at Home (BEAH)

Year: 2013
Funding: NNPHI PHS3 Award
Status: Completed

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This study examines the effectiveness of a web-based referral system used by a multisectoral partnership which aims to reduce asthma triggers at home and improve quality of life, primarily for children of color in Boston. In addition to involvement of medical and public health providers, the unique partnership involves housing inspectional services, the local housing authority, and the office of fair housing and equity and community representatives. Failure Modes and Effects Analysis quantitative and qualitative methods are used to identify barriers to program operation and establish metrics to monitor and improve program effectiveness.




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Megan T. Sandel, Boston Medical Center
Margaret Reid, Boston Public Health Commission