Coordinated Healthcare Interventions for Childhood Asthma Gaps in Outcomes (CHICAGO Plan)

The CHICAGO PLAN was designed to improve the health of children with uncontrolled asthma. It is a research study to compare emergency department and home-based interventions to learn which produces the best outcomes for children. The CHICAGO Plan spans Chicago’s south and west side neighborhoods, which are the hardest hit by asthma.  Click Here for more information

Airways Clinical Research Centers (ACRC)

The American Lung Association Airways Clinical Research Centers (ACRC) Network, formerly known as the Asthma Clinical Research Centers, is the nation’s largest not-for-profit network of clinical research centers dedicated to asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) treatment research, attracting some of the best investigators nationwide. The ACRC Network conducts large clinical trials that will directly impact patient care for COPD and asthma. The Illinois Consortium includes Northwestern University, Rush University Medical Center, University of Chicago and University of Illinois. http://www.lung.org/our-initiatives/research/airways-clinical-research-centers/

Asthma Action at Erie

Erie Family Health Center and the University of Illinois are working together on this research project for children with asthma. Asthma Action at Erie offers special asthma services to patients of Erie Family Health Center. Some families are offered asthma education in the clinic from an asthma educator. Other families receive asthma support in the home from community health workers. For more information, visit their website: http://asthmaaction.ihrp.uic.edu/

Chicago Asthma Research

Chicago Asthma Research includes researchers from Northwestern University, Lurie Children’s Hospital, The University of Chicago, University of Illinois at Chicago, and Rush University Medical Center who are dedicated to developing new treatment approaches in children and adults with asthma.  For information about current studies, or to be contacted for future studies, please visit their website: www.chicagoasthmaresearch.org.

Coordinated Healthcare Interventions for Childhood Asthma Gaps in Outcomes (CHICAGO) Collaboration II (CHICAGO Collaboration II)

Many evidence-based care strategies have demonstrated the ability to improve asthma control, but uncertainty remains about how best to implement and sustain these strategies in settings where children live, learn, play, and receive medical care.  Over the past two decades, partnerships have developed to address the problem of uncontrolled asthma in children. Led by Chicago Asthma Consortium, Respiratory Health Association, University of Illinois at Chicago and Sinai Urban Health Institute, this project aims to engage a diverse group of stakeholders, conduct a community needs assessment, update and finalize an Asthma Care Implementation Program (ACIP) for children across the following sectors: medical care, family, home and community, and finalize the design of a clinical trial to evaluate the four-sector CHICAGO Collaboration II ACIP. For more information, visit: http://www.lungchicago.org/asthma-chicagocollaboration2/

Comprehensive School-Based Approach to Improve Asthma Outcomes

This project is a partnership between Chicago Asthma Consortium, University of Chicago Medicine and University of Chicago Charter School to develop a comprehensive asthma program within the school setting that consists of: screening and identification, care management, multi-component education and policy implementation. Funded by the University of Chicago Medicine and Institute for Translational Medicine.

Sinai Urban Health Institute – Asthma Management Projects

Sinai Urban Health Institute has been working to address asthma in Chicago’s westside communities since 2000. For more information about their asthma management program and research, vist: http://www.sinai.org/content/suhi-projects.