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Organization - Healthy Hoops Kentucky


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Healthy Hoops Kentucky
Last updated on July 8, 2013

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The goal of Healthy Hoops Kentucky is to reduce emergency room utilization and hospitalizations for asthma by 15%, reduce absenteeism from school and work due to uncontrolled asthma by 20%, increase participation in gym and sports for children with asthma and increased the use preventative asthma medications by 10%.

Description:
Healthy Hoops Kentucky is an innovative health program in the Metro Louisville area that teaches asthmatic children between the ages of 7 and 13 and their families, how to manage asthma and live healthy lives by using basketball as a tool to encourage participants to learn how to live active lives with the disease.

History:
The Healthy Hoops Kentucky program began in 2008 as a part of the Healthy Hoops Program based in Philadelphia PA. The Healthy Hoops Kentucky Program has been featured in local and national publications for its' innovate approach, for its' approach to asthma education and awareness. Since 2012, over 700 children have participated in various Healthy Hoops Kentucky asthma screenings and annual event.
The Healthy Hoops Kentucky program includes the Healthy Hoops Kentucky Coalition, a partnership of health providers and advocates who represent a broad spectrum of services related to children and asthma. The group meets regularly to provide input and make decisions about the event.
Coalition participants are responsible for sharing their expertise and providing support thorough their respective organizations. The Coalition is divided into subcommittees; each member participates on one or more of the following committees: clinical services, coach recruitment, community awareness, data collection, funding, media, and volunteer recruitment.

Contact person: Marcelline Coots, Program Manager, (phone), (email)


Office fax number: (502) 585-7985

Address:

 5100 Commerce Crossings Drive
Louisville, KY 40229
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Web Site: http://HealthyHoopsKY.com
Last updated on July 8, 2013

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334 East Broadway, Louisville, KY 40202
502-583-2821

 

 


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