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Table 1. Asthma Health Disparities Collaborative Module

Asthma Health Disparities Collaborative Coalition Guide

Program goal: Improving systems of asthma care.
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 activitiesNeeded resourcesPerson/group responsibleTarget date or timeline (period)Performance indicatorsAnticipated outcomes
Maintain and strengthen partnership(s) with FQHC previously committed to implementing the Asthma Health Disparities Collaborative (HDC).  XXX
  • Number of meetings (in person or via phone) between coalition and FQHC.
  • Partnership plan or description of activities.
  • Number of providers participating in FQHC.
  • Number of patients served by participating providers.
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

  • Name(s) of FQHCs that have agreed to participate in an Asthma Disparities Collaborative.
  • Partnership plan or description of activities.
  • FQHCs agreement to share process and aggregate outcome data.
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

Coalition resources

  • Number of technical assistance and consultation contacts.
  • Number of training, resources, etc. provided to FQHC.
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 XXX
  • Number of contacts with FQHC to review PDSA cycles and outcome data.
  • Number and description of PDSA.
  • Asthma HDC measures for FQHC.
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 learnedLearning Lab coordinated by State X  
  • Attendance at Learning Lab.
  • Coalition and FQHC presentation.
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 
  • Presentation
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 XXX
  • Copy of article, letter to the editor or press release.
  • For a press release, names of media that picked it up.
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 XXX
  • Dates FQHCs received asthma training & resources.
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. XXX
  • FQHC agreement to share process and aggregate outcome data.
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  XX
  • Data collected, analyzed, & evaluated to determine successes.
  • Additional PDSA cycles.
Improved asthma care

Source: Michigan Department of Community Health, Michigan Asthma Program. Asthma Health Disparities Collaborative Module. Lansing, MI; April 2007.

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Page last reviewed September 2007
Internet Citation: Table 1. Asthma Health Disparities Collaborative Module: Asthma Health Disparities Collaborative Coalition Guide. September 2007. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD.