Back to School Resource Kit

Every September, as kids return to school, childhood asthma hospitalizations increase in part because of poor indoor air quality and exposure to asthma triggers including chemicals in schools. It is essential for parents, teachers, and all school employees to be proactive in ensuring the schools are healthy and safe for children and adults. In an [...]


Studies and Reports

State-Based Medicaid Costs for Pediatric Asthma Emergency Department Visits

Writing in the June, 2014, edition of the journal Preventing Chronic Disease, researchers provide “state-based cost estimates of pediatric asthma emergency department (ED) visits and highlight an opportunity for states to reduce these costs through a recently changed Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) regulation.” The study found that “there were approximately 629,000 ED [...]