With a grant from RWJF, a research team from the University of Michigan School of Public Health expanded the Physician Asthma Care Education (PACE) project, which it had developed in the 1990s. The PACE model trains primary care physicians to use a brief clinical intervention to improve pediatric asthma care.
This grant allowed PACE project staff at Michigan to evaluate the PACE training to determine its impact on pediatric asthma patients. Project staff also involved a cadre of clinicians in promoting effective care among their peers.
A year after the training: