Asthma & Lead Management

Information

Phone(443) 260-2994

Fax: (410) 543-6964

Email: wicomico.leadasthma@maryland.gov

Services:

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

Resources:


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:

Managing your AshtmaAsthma

  • 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 remnants
  • 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!

Adult with though bubble and questionWho Qualifies?

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!



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