Y of Central Maryland Head Start Asthma Implementation

  • End date
    Jul 31, 2025
  • participants needed
  • sponsor
    Johns Hopkins University
Updated on 21 August 2021


Despite a strong evidence-base for the efficacy of multilevel programs in reducing asthma symptoms among low-income preschool minority children, gaps remain in our understanding of how to best translate and scale up these efficacious interventions into sustainable programs that reduce known asthma health disparities.Head Start (HS) serves over one million low income children in the US each year by focusing on early learning, physical health, and family engagement. HS is committed to implementing evidence based programs to promote overall child well-being, and is focused on addressing asthma symptoms due to the deleterious impact on school absences and child development. We have demonstrated the effectiveness of a multi-level staff and family education program (ABC Asthma) that significantly reduced asthma symptoms and courses of oral corticosteroids. However, these interventions are not successfully integrated within community organizations for long-term sustainability.It is unknown how to best scale up and implement these evidence based asthma interventions into low resource community organizations that serve children at risk. Implementation strategies are frequently developed atheoretically and may not be tailored to the setting.The overall purpose of this project is to inform best practices of implementation of an asthma education program by 1) systematically evaluating the use of intervention mapping to develop a tailored implementation strategy in partnership with Head Start stakeholders, 2) examining both staff and organizational level determinants associated with implementation of ABC Asthma, and 3) evaluating the success of tailored implementation strategies on implementation outcomes and school absences and other health outcomes. The YMCA of Central Maryland have enthusiastically agreed to implement the Maryland ABC HS Asthma within 40 sites in three communities: Baltimore City, Baltimore County, and Anne Arundel County.

Condition preschool child, Childhood Asthma, Asthma in Children, Implementation
Clinical Study IdentifierNCT05004714
SponsorJohns Hopkins University
Last Modified on21 August 2021


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Aged 18 or older
Head Start Staff member or caregiver of child currently enrolled in Head Start with asthma
Cognitive ability to provide consent
Willing to be audio recorded
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