Asthma Prevention Primary Care Physician Education

As part of the Controlling Asthma in American Cities project, CAPP offers primary care providers (PCP) valuable asthma education. The goal of this education is to equip PCPs and their staff with the knowledge and skills necessary to improve asthma management of children.

Based on the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHBLI) guidelines, we offer three levels of PCP education from which the practitioner may choose.

Level One

  • Improved asthma knowledge and communication between providers and patients using a modified Physician Asthma Care Education (PACE) curriculum
  • Providers receive continuing medical education (CME) credit

Level Two

  • Provides the practitioner with the essential tools needed to effectively manage asthma through identification of a Physician Asthma Champion and a Nurse Asthma Champion in their practice
  • Includes Level One education, monthly case discussions, teleconferences and onsite assistance from CAPP's clinical coordinator
  • Practices receive an Asthma Tool Box and other patient education materials

Level Three

  • An intensive and site specific intervention designed to ensure that staff become proficient in systems and clinical management of asthma using "best-practice" methods
  • Level Three incorporates skills of Level Two and establishes a quality improvement process within the practice