The Center's goal is to develop collaborative relationships with individuals and organizations based on principles of cultural sensitivity, service-learning, community-generated identification of research priorities, and the development of sustainable community assets (e.g. skills, services, knowledge of health outcomes). Researchers in this group will examine:
In 2001, the Institute for Health & Aging, School of Nursing, was awarded $3.6 million by The California Endowment for a 3 1/2 year Continuous Quality Improvement Program targeting providers of high volume services to school-aged children with asthma in high need California communities. The California Asthma Among the School-Aged Project (CAASA) intends to demonstrate a decrease in asthma morbidity and improved quality of life for school-aged children with asthma and their families by linking improved clinical care to the community.
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