Changing High-risk Asthma in Memphis through Partnership (CHAMP) program - Le Bonheur Children's Hospital

Program Location: 
Memphis, TN
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Partner Organizations: 
The University of Tennessee Health Science Center

Le Bonheur Children's Hospital in Memphis, Tenn., has developed key programs to combat pediatric asthma. Called CHAMP (Changing High-Risk Asthma in Memphis through Partnership), the program aims to:

  • reduce deaths from pediatric asthma
  • reduce ED and urgent care visits
  • reduce avoidable hospitalizations
  • reduce asthma exacerbations or episodes 

It also hopes to improve quality of life for these patients and lower overall health care costs for these patients by more than $4 million. The program will accomplish these goals through improved information sharing among health care providers, improved coordination of care, increased rate of asthma self-management and a greater engagement of the community's key stakeholders.​

Last updated April 2014
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