For health care providers
Tools, guidelines and links for physicians and community health workers
Community Health Worker
Asthma Training Curriculum
After 20 years of research, several protocols were developed to reduce asthma health disparities through community health worker home visits. These protocols have been combined to create the Community Health Worker Asthma Training Program.
Public Health – Seattle & King County is disseminating the training across Washington state.
- Guidelines for the Diagnosis & Management of Asthma
Comprehensive, state-of-the-art guidelines that address clinical and self-management issues at all levels of asthma severity.
- Guidelines for the Diagnosis and Management of Asthma - Summary Report 2007
Key asthma topics with recommendations for clinical practice.
- Effective Interventions for Asthma
Information on effective interventions for asthma control, including methodology for identification of the interventions, results, lessons learned, information on the interventions themselves, a bibliography of reviewed literature, and case studies of two of the interventions.
- Asthma and Allergy Network
- The American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology
A library of allergy-related words and definitions.
- National Jewish Medical and Research Center
General information about allergies and asthma as well as advice for managing asthma. They also offer the LUNG LINE®, a way to talk or e-mail a specialized respiratory nurse.
- Tobacco and Vapor Prevention Program
Promoting healthy people and healthy communities through effective cessation efforts, and preventing tobacco use, nicotine addiction and exposure to secondhand smoke.
- Youth Health and Marijuana
Working with communities, partners, and priority populations to reduce marijuana initiation among King County youth by ensuring that all youth have the information and tools they need to make healthy decisions about marijuana.
- Tobacco and vaping blogs from the Public Health Insider
- Indoor Air Quality
Information about improving indoor air quality, cleaning and preventing mold.
- Community health indicators
A set of indicators measuring the health of King County residents. It provides a broad array of comprehensive, population-based data with the emphasis on relying on data about the entire community to look at multiple determinants of health.
- Ethnic Medicine Information (Ethnomed),
University of Washington at Harborview Medical Center
The EthnoMed site contains information about cultural beliefs, medical issues and other related issues pertinent to the health care of recent immigrants to Seattle or the US, many of whom are refugees fleeing war-torn parts of the world. Search by "asthma" to find cultural profiles about asthma beliefs and health education materials in different languages.
- Work-Related Asthma,
Washington State Department of Labor & Industries
Under the Reportable Conditions Rule (WAC 246-101), all health care providers and health care facilities are required to report cases of work-related asthma.