E-Learning Module: Incorporating Virtual Visits into Home-Based Asthma Services
- Regional Area Management and Prevention program
National Center for Healthy Housing
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
Telehealth has long held promise for many healthcare services as a way to reach more people at a lower cost across a larger area. That includes home-based asthma services, too. Over the last decade, several leaders in asthma home visiting have successfully incorporated virtual visits into their protocols. The COVID-19 pandemic pushed countless more to experiment with, expand upon, and rely on virtual delivery of services almost overnight.
In this e-learning module, “Incorporating Virtual Visits into Home-Based Asthma Services,” PHI’s Regional Area Management and Prevention program (RAMP) shares guidance on how to launch and integrate a virtual home-based asthma services, including:
- How to combine virtual and in-person visits
- Adjusting current staffing models
- Communicating with clinical providers and referring clients into the program
- The pros and cons of different technologies and approaches to virtual visits
Developed with support from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, this module is part of the National Center for Healthy Housing’s Building Systems to Sustain Home-Based Asthma Services, an e-learning and technical assistance platform to support the launch and growth of large-scale, evidence-based, sustainable asthma home visiting programs.
With guidance on a wide range of topics, the modules offer a deeper look into some of the topics and strategies to consider while working to design and implement home-based asthma services. These ten eLearning modules are intended to equip staff in public health agencies, state asthma control programs, state Medicaid agencies, and other housing and health organizations with information about how to build the systems, infrastructure and financing to put home-based asthma services in place in their own states, communities or regions.
Unlocking the Power of Home-Based Asthma Services: Model Health Benefit Packages
In this report, PHI’s RAMP and the National Center for Healthy Housing (NCHH) share a guiding framework, tools and resources to equip managed care organizations and other healthcare payers with the information they need to improve asthma management among their enrollees by ensuring the provision of asthma home visiting services. It also addresses the key roles that other community, state, and federal stakeholders play in motivating and supporting healthcare payers in this effort.