Improving Respiratory Health for Alaska Native Children Through Home-Based Interventions

APA Alaska Chapter

#9004644

Tuesday, November 17, 2015
9:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. AKST

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Overview

AJ Salkoski will describe the methods of building a successful home-based intervention project in rural Alaska. Alaska Native children experience some of the highest rates of respiratory illness ever documented. Through home-based interventions (including both modifications to homes and educational activities), The Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium (ANTHC) project staff were able to create a model for how to build a project team and deliver a service to attempt to improve the respiratory health of at-risk children through improving the indoor air quality in their homes. AJ will describe the methods for how ANTHC created and executed this project.

 

Speakers

AJ Salkoski

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AJ Salkoski is the Air & Healthy Homes Project Manager at the Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium (ANTHC) and has 7 years of environmental health experience in Alaska. He currently serves as Program Manager of a HUD Technical Studies Program-funded study of indoor air quality and need for respiratory medical care ... Read More