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New asthma care resource guide offers help to States

The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, in partnership with the Council of State Governments, has released Asthma Care Quality Improvement: A Resource Guide for State Action and its companion Workbook. The Resource Guide and Workbook are designed to help State leaders identify measures of asthma care quality, assemble data on asthma care, assess areas of care most in need of improvement, learn what other States have done to improve asthma care, and develop a plan for improving the quality of care for their States.

The Resource Guide uses data from AHRQ's National Healthcare Quality Report and National Healthcare Disparities Report and Web-based State Snapshots to help inform the Nation and States about the quality of asthma care. The Workbook is designed for State policymakers, including officials in State health departments, asthma prevention and control programs, and Medicaid offices. It includes five modules, some of which are targeted to senior leaders responsible for making the case for asthma care quality improvement and taking action. Other modules provide the information necessary for program staff to develop and implement a quality improvement strategy. The goal is for all groups involved in asthma care to work together as a team to improve the quality of asthma care.

Asthma Care Quality Improvement: A Resource Guide for State Action and its companion Workbook can be found online at Printed copies (AHRQ Publication Nos. 06-0012-1 and 06-0012-2) are also available from the AHRQ Publication Clearinghouse.

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