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Improving Community-Based Care for Sickle Cell Disease

Sickle cell treatment centers are located throughout the United States, primarily in urban areas, and play an invaluable role. However, there is a critical need to identify and educate primary care providers who can provide routine and preventive care, but will also know when to consult with/refer to hematologists and other appropriate providers when necessary.

Is this idea a Compelling Question (CQ) or Critical Challenge (CC)? Critical Challenge (CC)

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For the first time, comprehensive guidelines addressing the management of sickle cell disease were issued in 2014 by the NHLBI. (Previous guidelines were not comprehensive.) The 2014 guidelines, which address issues such as health maintenance and the treatment of acute and chronic complications, are based on a systematic review of available evidence; consensus of an expert panel; and published, vetted guidelines by other organizations when evidence was unavailable or insufficient. These guidelines can provide a solid overview of the knowledge essential for the care of people with sickle cell disease.

Identifying primary care providers who can provide routine and preventive care but at the same time are knowledgeable about sickle cell disease, should be a more efficient, less costly method of provide important health services to people with sickle cell disease and should ultimately improve the health and well being of this population, particularly for people who do not live near a sickle cell center.

Feasibility and challenges of addressing this CQ or CC

Addressing this question is very feasible. However, for a variety of reasons, including misconceptions about patients with the condition, it may be challenging to recruit large numbers of primary care providers.

Name of idea submitter and other team members who worked on this idea The Sickle Cell Association of New Jersey

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Goal 1: Promote Human Health

What is the best approach to preventative healthcare measures?

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Thoughts on economic measures

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Involves federal and state levels

Name of idea submitter and other team members who worked on this idea Angela Smiley, Jane Doe

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Goal 4: Develop Workforce and Resources

Enhancement of the Medical Home and Medical Community with the use of EMS providers

Traditionally the Health Care model has meant that patients come to HCF for their care. Hospitals are increasingly overcrowded and also not always the best place to be due to the risk for nosocomial infections. Utilizing existing community resources to enhance the health both acute and chronic deserves exploration at the national level. Training paramedics to do chronic disease monitoring as well as as remotely work with... more »

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If we can train paramedics to go beyond simply responding to acute emergencies and add in chronic disease monitoring as well as management at home of common simple conditions, population health can be enhanced and costs reduced.

Feasibility and challenges of addressing this CQ or CC

Pilot projects are needed. Need to work to reimburse these visits and address barriers that will occur due to concerns from others that already consider home health their territory like nurses. Would require some telemedicine support and development.

Name of idea submitter and other team members who worked on this idea Mohamud Daya

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Goal 3: Advance Translational Research

Access to healthcare for treatment/management of asthma and allergies, and funding of research on asthma and allergies

It is essential that people with asthma and allergies have access to affordable, quality healthcare for the treatment and management of asthma and allergies, and that research is funded to address prevention, screening, and lifestyle interventions to reduce the incidence and adverse effects of asthma and allergies. These conditions impose significant costs on the overall health care system and on patients and their families.... more »

Is this idea a Compelling Question (CQ) or Critical Challenge (CC)? Critical Challenge (CC)

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Currently, more people than ever are struggling to live normal and healthy lives in the face of the daily limits that asthma and allergic diseases create. More than 25 million Americans have asthma, 15 million have food allergies, and 50 million have other allergic conditions. AAFA urges the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to continue to focus and accelerate research on asthma and allergies, which are life threatening chronic conditions for which there are no cures.

While asthma affects all populations, the burden of asthma falls disproportionately on the black and Hispanic/Latino—largely Puerto Rican—populations, and especially on minority children. Asthma is the third leading cause of hospitalization among children under the age of 15 and is a leading cause of school absences from chronic disease – accounting for over 10.5 million lost school days in 2008. Asthma costs our healthcare system over $50.1 billion annually and indirect costs from lost productivity add another $5.9 billion. Asthma claimed the lives of more than 3,400 Americans in 2010. According to the American College of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology, allergic diseases, which include asthma, are the fifth most prevalent chronic diseases in all ages, and the third most common in children.

Name of idea submitter and other team members who worked on this idea Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA)

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Asthma Treatment Recommendations for Blacks

Considering the fact that Blacks bear a disproportionate degree of asthma morbidity and mortality, should treatment recommendations be different for Blacks vs. Caucasians?

Is this idea a Compelling Question (CQ) or Critical Challenge (CC)? Critical Challenge (CC)

Name of idea submitter and other team members who worked on this idea American Thoracic Society

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Healthcare Inequity

Many continue to pay higher benefits for less care. Often they are seniors who do not need OB/Gyn or pediatric benefits, etc. They are not covered for eyeglasses, dental work, etc. Those covered under Obama care plans and subsidies are entitled to more care. Now states are legalizing recreational drug use, same sex marriage, etc.
Why? It is only logical to realize this will place more unnecessary burden on the already... more »

Is this idea a Compelling Question (CQ) or Critical Challenge (CC)? Compelling Question (CQ)

Name of idea submitter and other team members who worked on this idea Suzanne Michalek

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