UCAN: You can control asthma – now
High pollen count and socioeconomic factors that contribute to airway irritation and flareups make Richmond one of the most difficult places to live with asthma.
Though the condition can be life-threatening, with proper management your child can take control, get active and be healthy, even with asthma. Our pediatric asthma team offers relief to hundreds of children throughout central Virginia and beyond.
We help families living with asthma through:
Patient-centered, culturally sensitive, relationship-based medical care:
- Consistent providers
- Frequent, regular follow-up
- 24-hour phone access
- Educational support to promote disease self-management
Case management to ensure coordination of needed care:
- Asthma assessment of other family members
Screening and follow-up of social needs:
- Mental health
- Food and housing needs
- Referrals for home visits
Our team includes doctors, nurses, respiratory therapists and a social worker. The entire family receives support to learn about asthma, understand the medication used to control asthma, identify triggers and help look at environmental factors that affect health.
We work with partner agencies to help families evaluate asthma triggers in their homes, advocate for families who are living in substandard apartments or houses, and provide referral services to families in financial or housing crisis.
Asthma social worker: (804) 628-6067
UCAN nurse: (804) 628-6120
School-year asthma control
RVA Childhood Asthma Collaborative
Virginia Asthma Action Plan
American Lung Association
Lungtropolis Game (for kids)
So You Have A Child With Asthma (for parents)
What is Asthma (video)
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If your child has asthma, don't delay. Contact us now and take steps toward relief.
(804) 628-UCAN (8226)