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The Montana Asthma home visiting Project

Based on both the CDC's Community Guide effective program recommendations and on the EPR-3 asthma management guidelines, the Montana Asthma Project (MAP) is a home-based, multi-component program which targets children and their families, and which includes both environmental and educational aspects. The first MAP pilot sites signed onto contracts in March, 2011. Since receiving training and program materials in 2011, the the site staff have been recruiting enrollees to participate in the 12-month program. After two years of successfull implimentation of the MAP, funding was provided by the Montana state legislature to add an additional three home visiting sites, bringing the total number of MAP sites to six.

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In order to be eligible for the program, children aged 0 to 17 years of age with a diagnosis of asthma must:

  1. Live within the sites' service area AND
  2. Have had at least one emergency department, urgent care, or hospitalization for asthma within the previous 12 months, OR have scored less than 20 on the Asthma Control Test within the previous 12 months (applicable to those age 4 and older).

Currently, MAP services are available through the Missoula City-County Health Department, the Lewis & Clark City-County Health Department in Helena, the Bullhook Community Health Center in Havre, the Flathead City-County Health Department in Kalispell, the Cascade City-County Health Department in Great Falls, and the Richland County Health Department in Sidney. Check out the MAP curriculum that they're using. You can learn more about the program by reading articles that were published in the Helena Independent Record and Havre Daily News, by listening to a story on Montana Public Radio, or by contacting Jessie Fernandes.