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Sustainability: Detroit Head Start Asthma Project- Building capacity to assist Head Start children with asthma
Sustainability: Detroit Head Start Asthma Project- Building capacity to assist Head Start children with asthma
Sustainability: Detroit Head Start Asthma Project- Building capacity to assist Head Start children with asthma
Sustainability: Detroit Head Start Asthma Project- Building capacity to assist Head Start children with asthma
Sustainability: Detroit Head Start Asthma Project- Building capacity to assist Head Start children with asthma
Sustainability: Detroit Head Start Asthma Project- Building capacity to assist Head Start children with asthma
Sustainability: Detroit Head Start Asthma Project- Building capacity to assist Head Start children with asthma
Sustainability: Detroit Head Start Asthma Project- Building capacity to assist Head Start children with asthma
Sustainability: Detroit Head Start Asthma Project- Building capacity to assist Head Start children with asthma
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Sustainability: Detroit Head Start Asthma Project- Building capacity to assist Head Start children with asthma

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Sustainability: Detroit Head Start Asthma Project- Building capacity to assist Head Start children with asthma

Noreen Clark
Center for Managing Chronic Disease
University of Michigan

Published in: Health & Medicine
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  • 1. Sustainability: “Detroit Head Start Asthma Project: Building Capacity to Assist Head Start Children with Asthma”
  • 2. Different levels of project sustainability: <ul><li>Organizational </li></ul><ul><li>Individual </li></ul><ul><li>Community </li></ul><ul><li>Beyond Target Community </li></ul>
  • 3. Organizational level: Head Start agencies expected to adopt project processes and incorporate intervention goals into their existing structure. <ul><li>continued leadership within Head Start from staff participating in project development and evaluation </li></ul><ul><li>continued screening for asthma symptoms among children </li></ul>
  • 4. Organizational level (continued ) <ul><li>continued provision of educational assistance and materials for parents </li></ul><ul><li>continued use and implementation of asthma management strategies appropriate for Head Start centers </li></ul>
  • 5. Individual level: Parents with children in participating Head Start center will <ul><li>increase and maintain their ability to manage asthma symptoms in their children </li></ul><ul><li>become better advocates when working with health care professionals </li></ul>
  • 6. Individual level (continued) <ul><li>work more effectively with Head Start staff to manage the child’s asthma symptoms </li></ul><ul><li>transfer acquired knowledge and skills to other child caregivers in their social environment </li></ul>
  • 7. Community level: Parents outside the Head Start community interested in <ul><li>developing networks of support for families affected by asthma </li></ul><ul><li>incorporating asthma education and management into community health fairs </li></ul>
  • 8. Beyond the Target Community: Head Start Asthma Project has elicited interest from <ul><li>the public school system </li></ul><ul><li>health care professionals in the surrounding community </li></ul>
  • 9. Sustaining momentum of the project itself: <ul><li>Staff interest in new project that extends current work throughout Detroit System </li></ul>

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