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Evaluation of the ZAP Asthma project contract: 200-96-0598, task 14 final report
  • Published Date:
    November, 2000
  • Language:
    English
Filetype[PDF - 2.06 MB]


Details:
  • Corporate Authors:
    ORC Macro ; National Center for Environmental Health Center (U.S.) ;
  • Funding:
    200-96-0598, task 14
  • Document Type:
  • Description:
    Submitted to: National Center for Environmental Health Centers, for Disease Control and Prevention.

    ZAP Asthma is a complex public-private partnership in Atlanta focused on reducing the incidence of negative health outcomes associated with pediatric asthma. ZAP Asthma’s goal is to demonstrate the effectiveness of environmental control and health education strategies to decrease asthma morbidity and mortality in the Atlanta Empowerment Zone. The initiative presumes that extensive collaboration between low-income communities most affected by pediatric asthma, health care providers, and public health decision makers and researchers will produce improvements in health that none of the partners could hope to achieve working independently. A key component of this initiative, particularly the health education strategies, lies in community engagement.

    A consortium of 18 partners, including the Rollins School of Public Health at Emory University in Atlanta, the Atlanta Empowerment Zone Corporation and the related Community Empowerment Advisory Board, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the American Association of Health Plans, six area managed care organizations, the American Lung Association of Georgia, the Environmental Justice Center of Clark Atlanta University, Southwest Hospital and Medical Center, and public safety net providers (e.g., Fulton County Health Department and Grady Health Systems), participated in varying degrees in the initial conception of the ZAP Asthma Project in 1995 and its subsequent evolution. The project officially began operation as ZAP Asthma when bylaws were signed in January 1997.

    Representatives from these 18 different organizations have come together to create a consortium that serves as the governance structure known as the Board of Directors. This governance structure is responsible for making policy and, to a lesser extent, operational decisions for ZAP. To minimize the possibility that partners who control the purse strings would have an inordinate amount of influence in policy and operational decisions, a separate 501(c)(3) was established to manage fiduciary responsibilities.

    zapasthma.pdf

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