Will Hispanic Asthma School Help Improve Children’s Health?
The level of care for children with asthma in Hispanic families is much lower. This has long been established as a result of large-scale epidemiological studies. To combat childhood asthma among the Hispanic population, Massachusetts, an educational program has been created – a kind of asthma school, which will help members of the Hispanic community seek medical help. The organizers say that asthma is one of the most acute problems for this category of citizens. They seek to help people who are often deprived of information in their native language, which leads to a deterioration in the health of the population. According to the protesters, asthma is a common problem among the Hispanic population throughout the country. According to US research since 2013, Hispanics are 60 percent more likely to be hospitalized for asthma than non-Hispanic whites. That is why asthma school is vital for these people.
Comment: An interesting study was conducted several years ago regarding the impact of educational programs on asthma outcomes. As a result, it was found that activities such as asthma school increase patient awareness, but do not affect the frequency of exacerbations, hospitalizations and outcomes of bronchial asthma. So drugs cannot be replaced by any school!