Care Managers and other members of the ambulatory/primary care setting care teams are leading providers of healthcare coordination and management in the United States and play a prominent role in patient centered medical homes. Care teams in the primary care setting can play an important role in promoting evidence-based chronic disease management health practices.

Clinical Guidelines

National Institutes of Health Clinical Practice Guidelines
MQIC General Principles for the Diagnosis & Management of Asthma
MQIC Guideline Update Alert – Asthma Principles

Tools

Asthma

Asthma Action Plans: The CDC provides several examples of asthma action plans including print and fill and online interactive options.
Asthma Action Plans: The Asthma Initiative of Michigan as many examples of asthma action plans including print and fill and online interactive options.
Asthma Action Plans: The American Academy of Allergy Asthma & Immunology offers examples of action plans in English and Spanish.
Lung information for Healthcare Providers
Help Your Child Gain Control Over Asthma (an action planning workbook for parents prepared by the CDC)
My Asthma Wallet Card (printable wallet card for recording patients Action Plan)

COPD

COPD Essentials for Healthcare Professionals (A pamphlet created by NIH outline key facts about COPD)
American Lung Association My COPD Action Plan
CAT: COPD Assessment Test
CCQ: Clinical COPD Questionnaire-available for download in 60 languages
ACCP’s Chest Foundation COPD screener & patient resources
ACCP’s Tobacco Dependence Treatment Toolkit
Fagerström Nicotine Dependence Scale Assessment Tool
Modified Fagerström Nicotine Dependence Scale Assessment Tool for adolescents

Other Resource Links

Asthma

Asthma Network: West Michigan’s experts in asthma care
CDC Asthma website: Includes resources for providers, parents and patients including videos, handouts and web resources.
National Asthma Control Initiative…Keeping Airways Open

COPD

Global Initiative for Chronic Obstructive Disease. Global strategy for the diagnosis, management, and prevention of COPD
COPD Foundation
ACCP’s Chest Foundation

Past training materials Resource home page