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SA Kids B.R.E.A.T.H.E. (Building Relationships, Effective ASTHMA Teaching in Home Environments

The SA Kids BREATHE (SAKB) program is a free city program whose primary goal is to improve the quality of the lives of children with asthma by teaching them and their family best practices to control their asthma. The SAKB program will help keep kids out of the hospital, keep kids in school, keep parents at work, and save families and healthcare systems money.

SAKB Community Health Workers (CHW) serve children between the ages of 3 and 17 diagnosed with asthma and residing within the City of San Antonio. The CHWs meet with these families at their homes to improve asthma control. Education and support is provided over a 12 month period.

About Us

The SA Kids BREATHE program was created with the South Texas Asthma Coalition with the purpose to address high hospitalization rates in children with asthma. The goal of the program is to improve the lives of children with asthma by increasing school attendance and improving the management of asthma.  

The program, a community-driven initiative, has an Advisory Council comprised of nearly a dozen community advisors from different fields. 

Asthma is a public health challenge characterized by Disparities.

High Hospital Discharge Rates for Asthma in Bexar County.

Child asthma hospital discharge rates (per 10,000) for counties with populations greater than 100,000 Bexar, Texas - Crude Rate: 14.70

What services does SA Kids BREATHE provide?

We meet with families that have children with asthma. We come to their homes to improve asthma control. Education and support is provided over a 12 month period.

  • 5 to 6 visits over a 6-month period
    • 3-4 at Home
    • 1 with Health Care Provider
    • 1 with School or Daycare
  • Check with family over an additional 6-month period, if needed.
Three Home Visits, Health Care Provider Visits, and School or Day Care Visits

Is there a cost?

  • No! This is a FREE city program.

Who provides these services?

  • Community Health Workers (CHWs)
  • Guided by a Certified Asthma Educator and Registered Respiratory Therapist
  • Translation services available

What will I learn?

  • How to use asthma devices
  • Home review for triggers: allergens or irritants that make asthma worse
  • Value of an Asthma Action Plan
  • About your child’s asthma medicine
  • Connecting with your child’s health care team
  • Connecting with school nurse
  • Referrals to community resources

Program Eligibility

  • Ages 3-17 at start of program
  • Lives within the City of San Antonio at start of program
  • At least one of these criteria for asthma:
    • 1 hospitalization in past year
    • 2 or more urgent, acute or emergency visits in past year
    • 2 or more unscheduled school treatments in past week
    • Missing 10% or more of school days in past year

Is there a cost?

  • No! This is a FREE city program.

Who can refer to the program?

  • Anyone

Such as

  • Caregivers
  • School Nurses with Parental Consent
  • Health Care Providers
  • Hospital or Clinic Systems
  • Managed Care Organizations

Caregivers: How Do I refer my child to the program?

  • Please call the program direction at 210-207-7282

Health Care Providers: How do I refer my patient to the program?

  • Please print out and complete the referral form.
    • Note: There is a place on the form to document that you informed the patient's caregivers of your referral.
    • Note: The linked PDF is two pages with the first page being an overview of the program. The second page is the actual referral form.

  • Send completed referral to our secure fax: 210-207-9757

School Nurses: How do I refer my student to the program?

  • You can provide our program information to the parents of your student, following your district protocol. The parents can call our team at 210-207-7282
  • Or after obtaining parental consent, you can submit a referral form to our program.
    • Please print out and complete the referral form.
      • Note: There is a place on the form to document that you informed the student's caregivers of your referral.
      • Note: The linked PDF is two pages with the first page being an overview of the program. The second page is the actual referral form.

  • Send completed referral to our secure fax: 210-207-9757

 

SA Kids B.R.E.A.T.H.E.

Free services!

Anyone can refer to the program!

Contact us for information:

210-207-7282

Or at: sakidsbreathe@sanantonio.gov