Project Term: 12 months; Ended 2017
Grant Amount: $25,000
For this project, the Pharmacist Managed Asthma Clinics Program at the University of Montana-Skaggs School of Pharmacy assessed current access to asthma self-management education and determined the feasibility of multi-disciplinary, pharmacist-led managed asthma care in Montana’s American Indian communities. Survey and focus group results found that there is indeed a need for asthma self-management education in American Indian communities and health care professionals in Rocky Boy and Missoula Urban Indian Health Center expressed interest in becoming certified asthma educators. A toolkit for health care professionals was successfully developed providing statistics, educator benefits, patient and practitioner resources, and guidance for billing insurance.