108 E. Main Street
Salisbury, MD 21801
(410) 749-1244


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Asthma & Lead
Case Management

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Contact Us!
Phone: 443-260-2994 / Fax: 410-543-6964 
Email: wicomico.leadasthma@maryland.gov

Our Mission:

  • To empower families to effectively manage their child's Asthma and reduce the number of attacks, emergency room visits, and missed school days they experience.
  • To lower blood lead levels in affected children by identifying lead hazards and providing families with lead risk reduction strategies.

Who we are...

Asthma & Lead Case Management is a team of Community Health Workers and Nurse Environmental Case Managers who are trained in assessing and managing Asthma & Lead Poisoning in children. We are also trained in identifying and/or assessing Asthma triggers, Asthma risk factors, lead hazards, lead risk reduction strategies, and other environmental issues that may pose a risk to you and your family.

 What we do...

Our team provides short-term case management, education, and free cleaning supplies to qualifying families who have a child with Asthma or lead poisoning. We meet with families in the comfort of their homes once a month for for a total of 3-6 months.


 Here are some of the services we provide:

  Asthma
  • Provide education on Asthma basics, early warning signs & symptoms, and Asthma related health risks
  • Help you and your family to identify and reduce/eliminate Asthma triggers within the child's environment
  • Be a bridge between you and your child's care provider(s) to ensure that your child has an up-to-date Asthma Action Plan 
  • Review medications and discuss medication administration techniques
  • Help you and your family to identify and reduce hazards within the home that may be a danger to you and your family (ex: carbon monoxide, mold, lead, poisons, broken railings, etc.)
  • Educate about effective and safe cleaning methods to reduce/eliminate Asthma triggers
  • Provide referrals to other community resources
  • Provide FREE cleaning supplies to participating families including mops, buckets, paper towels, cleaning solutions, allergen mattress and pillow covers, pest management supplies, HEPA vacuums, and more!
  Lead
  • Assist you and your family to identify and reduce/eliminate lead hazards within your child's environment
  • Provide education about lead poisoning in children, and how to reduce lead levels
  • Discuss proper methods for cleaning and removing lead paint chips, dust, and other remenants
  • Referral to extensive lead abatement (removal) services performed at ZERO COST for qualifying families
  • Follow up with families to ensure that blood lead levels are retested as necessary
  • Provide referrals to other community resources
  • Provide FREE cleaning supplies to participating families including mops, buckets, paper towels, cleaning solutions, pest management supplies, HEPA vacuums, and more!

Services


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  • Case Management
  • Education
  • Free cleaning supplies
  • Referral for FREE lead removal
  • Referrals to community resources

Make a referral:

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CLICK HERE for a copy of our referral form!

Who Qualifies?

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Families with children who:

  • Are under the age of 19
  • Are currently enrolled or eligible to enroll in Medicaid based on income
  • Spend at least 10 hours per week in your home

AND

  • Have moderate/severe Asthma and/or
  • Have a blood lead level of 5 or above

Not sure if you qualify? Contact us!


Infographic on managing your asthma from https://www.keckmedicine.org/the-anatomy-of-asthma/