Community Health Offerings In Our District
Putting on AIRS
Putting on AIRS is a comprehensive and intensive evidence-based asthma home visit program that focuses on asthma self-management education and comprehensive home interventions to identify and reduce environmental asthma triggers in the homes of individuals with a diagnosis of asthma. The POA program is conducted by Local Health Departments, each acting as a lead agency for a geographic region per agreement by the Connecticut Asthma Program, to provide services to children with poorly controlled asthma.
Who Will Visit My Home?
An asthma educator will visit you three times, one of which will include an environmental specialist. Together they will review their findings and make suggestions on ways to help control asthma.
What Will Be Covered?
The asthma educator will review the asthma plan and medications, in addition to helping understand ways to manage asthma. Putting on AIRS staff will share the findings and suggestions with your healthcare provider. You should speak with your healthcare provider when you have questions, or when you have problems with your asthma.
How Much Will it Cost?
This program is provided at NO COST to you!
Please contact the health department for information on obtaining a referral to this program.