Table 1. Asthma Health Disparities Collaborative Module
Asthma Health Disparities Collaborative Coalition Guide
Objective: Improve Michigan's primary care system to achieve optimal asthma management.
Strategy: Improve asthma knowledge and competency of health care practitioners, with a high priority on those serving disparate populations.
|Community interventions—key activities||Needed resources||Person/group responsible||Target date or timeline (period)||Performance indicators||Anticipated outcomes|
|Maintain and strengthen partnership(s) with FQHC previously committed to implementing the Asthma Health Disparities Collaborative (HDC).||X||X||X||Coalition—FQHC partnership is strengthened facilitating implementation of the asthma HDC. Asthma HDC spread to additional health care providers within FQHC.|
Increased number of patients provided quality asthma care.
|Engage additional FQHCs to partner with the asthma coalition in implementing the asthma collaborative.|
MPCA and DON, as needed to establish partnership
Michigan Asthma HDC Reference Guide and data showing the benefits of participating in the asthma HDC
|X||A partnership is established with at least one additional FQHC that agrees to conduct an Asthma Disparities Collaborative.|
|Provide technical assistance, consultation, training, resources, linkages to community resources, etc. to assist the FQHC in making health system changes as part of the asthma HDC.|
Michigan Asthma HDC Coalition Guide
|X||X||X||FQHCs are supported by the Coalition and receive helpful resources as they make health system changes.|
|Review asthma HDC data—including results from "Plan-Do-Study-Act" (PDSA) cycles—with FQHC. Work with FQHC to identify new PDSA cycles to make or expand health system changes.||FQHC process and aggregate outcome data||X||X||X||FQHCs use their asthma HDC data and lessons learned to plan and expand PDSA cycles in order to improve quality of asthma care.|
|Participate in a Learning Lab, along with other Coalitions and participating FQHCs to share successes and lessons learned||Learning Lab coordinated by State||X||Participating coalitions and FQHC share with and learn from each other in order to improve quality of asthma care.|
|Present HDC experience at the April 2008 Asthma Summit.||April 2008 Asthma Summit coordinated by State||X||Coalitions and other partners examine asthma HDC results.|
|Strategic Use of Media—Key Strategies and Activities|
|Explore opportunities through a press release, newspaper article or letter to an editor to recognize a FQHC's effort to improve the care of its asthma patients through the Asthma Collaborative.||Procedure to submit||X||X||X||Recognition given to the FQHC.|
|Policy—Key Strategies and Activities|
|Provide training, resources, & technical assistance to FQHCs that choose to implement asthma collaborative.||Information and materials from the Disparities Learning Session||X||X||X||FQHC(s) will conduct an Asthma Disparities Collaborative.|
|Surveillance and Evaluation—Key Strategies and Activities|
|During initial meeting with the FQHC, request that the aggregate data from the Asthma Collaborative will be shared with the coalition and MDCH.||MPCA, as needed.||X||X||X||FQHC will agree to share process & outcome data from the Asthma Collaboratives.|
|Discuss data with FQHC and identify opportunities for the coalition to facilitate health system changes to improve quality of asthma care.||FQHC data and coalition resources||X||X||Improved asthma care|
Source: Michigan Department of Community Health, Michigan Asthma Program. Asthma Health Disparities Collaborative Module. Lansing, MI; April 2007.