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Asthma-Safe Homes: Overview for Health Care Providers

Linking patients and clients to in-home asthma services

There’s evidence that programs like Asthma-Safe Homes are effective at improving clients' asthma outcomes. The Asthma Care Program at the Department of Health Services, which previously provided in-home asthma education and trigger reduction recommendations similar to the Asthma-Safe Homes Program, reduced asthma emergency department visits by 79% and hospitalizations by 50%. It also improved client asthma outcomes at program completion, including improved asthma control test (ACT) scores (82%), greater percentage of clients with an asthma action plan (87%), and fewer missed days of work or school (78%).

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  • Providers: Referrals from asthma providers are required to participate in the Asthma-Safe Homes Program. If you serve an eligible patient in Milwaukee or Kenosha counties who you think would benefit from the program, please contact the Asthma-Safe Homes Program service provider in your area to make a referral.
  • Asthma educators: If you provide (or have the capacity to provide) in-home asthma education services and are interested becoming an Asthma-Safe Homes Program education provider, please contact the Asthma-Safe Homes Program to learn more. You can also receive notifications of future funding opportunities.

Clinical resources

Check out the following resources on clinical asthma management: 

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Questions? E-mail the Asthma-Safe Homes Program for more information or call 608-266-1112.

Last revised January 9, 2023