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Community health worker support improves inhaler adherence in urban children with asthma

4 days ago   |   By Healio

Visits from a community health worker were associated with improved medication adherence and inhaler technique among urban children with asthma, according to a study published in The Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology: In Practice.
However, changes in health care policy are needed to support sustainable improved outcomes for these children, the researchers wrote.
“This study was designed to try to reduce asthma health disparities,” Andrea A. Pappalardo, MD, FAAAAI, FACAAI, assistant professor of medicine and pediatrics at University of Illinois at Chicago, told Healio.
“Many
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