The reality however is that asthma and COPD care is inequitable. Evidence shows that many people living with asthma and COPD languish from the harms of unavailable or inaccessible care (1-2). Further, there is a lack of widespread and consistent adoption of best practices for clinical care of asthma and COPD (3). Understanding the drivers of inequitable asthma and COPD care and designing evidence-based approaches to disrupt them are therefore urgent priorities.
In addition to issues of prevention, which are also sadly tied to disparities in exposures linked to socio-economic forces, addressing inequitable care for those already living with these disorders is a top LAH priority.
LAH takes an interdisciplinary, integrated knowledge translation approach to promoting equitable asthma and COPD care. Our scope of work includes:
This model of targeted knowledge generation and application is poised to transform the current landscape for asthma and COPD clinical care into a more consistent, equitable space where everyone receives the best available care.