Supervised Asthma Medicine in Schools (SAMS) Study
This asthma study will be implemented in 16 Tucson Unified School District elementary schools beginning with the 2014-2015 school year.
Approximately 120,000 Arizona children have asthma. Asthma attacks lead to 3,000 hospitalizations each year costing Arizonans approximately $24 million in direct medical costs. Overall, the medical costs of children with asthma are double those of children without asthma. The greatest burden of asthma disproportionally falls upon low-income and minority children. One of the most important causes of poor asthma control is limited access to and inconsistent use of daily medications like inhaled corticosteroids.
To address this public health issue, the Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health at the University of Arizona has partnered with the American Lung Association in Arizona and the Tucson Unified School District to implement a school-based asthma program in 16 elementary schools.
If your child has asthma and attends one of the participating TUSD elementary schools, and you want to participate in the study, please contact the school nurse.
Scroll down for a list of participating TUSD elementary schools.
Participating TUSD Schools
|Bonillas||Kathy Gates|| (520) 232-6617
|Davidson||Laura Lichtenwalner|| (520) 232-6817
|Dietz||Susan Buxbaum|| (520) 731-4017
|Ford||Nancy Anderson|| (520) 731-4317
|Hollinger||Richea Olson|| (520) 225-1717
|Howell||Laura Lichtenwalner|| (520) 232-7217
|Johnson||Ann Gentry|| (520) 908-3817
|Maldonado||Brita Reams||(520) 908-4117
|Myers-Ganoung||Monica Mangan|| (520) 584-6717
|Ochoa||Dee Ghost|| (520) 225-2417
|Oyama||Michele Bennett||(520) 225-5717
|Pueblo Gardens||Sally Duncan|| (520) 225-2700
|Robison||Carolyn Raper|| (520) 232-7817
|Tolson||Sarah Roberts|| (520) 225-3317
|Van Buskirk||Maggie Rodriguez|| (520) 225-3717
|Wheeler||Pam Williamson|| (520) 584-5517
An Institutional Review Board responsible for human subjects research at The University of Arizona reviewed this research project and found it to be acceptable, according to applicable state and federal regulations and University policies designed to protect the rights and welfare of participants in research.