What happens when you treat asthma with healthy housing and education? The Healthy Homes Des Moines collaborative based in Des Moines, IA, wanted to find out. Follow their journey over two years as part of the first BUILD Health Challenge cohort in this new case study.
Through a series of interviews, partners shared how their collaboration applied the BUILD principles of Bold, Upstream, Integrated, Local, and Data-Driven; their results in reducing pediatric asthma-related hospital visits; and the lessons learned along the way. This report was developed for cross-sector leaders and practitioners looking for innovative ways to address today’s most pressing health challenges. Download the case study.
And check out the companion webinar where you’ll hear first hand from members of the Healthy Homes Des Moines team as the share behind-the-scenes stories related to the case study and answer questions from attendees.
Des Moines is the first in a series of case studies developed by the BUILD Health Challenge that follows seven sites from the first cohort of the BUILD Health Challenge. This case study series details how the sites tackled the root causes of chronic disease in their communities with approaches in:
- Healthy Living;
- Food Systems;
- Healthy Housing; and
- Community Revitalization.
Stay tuned for the rest of the series scheduled for release throughout 2018 with our BUILD Case Study Overview.