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Asthma Outreach
Treat the Streets
Indianapolis EMS

3930 Georgetown Road
Indianapolis, IN 46254

TEL: 317.384.4685
FAX: 317.656.4125

Elizabeth Weinstein, MD

Principal Investigator

Unnati Patel

Program Manager

Treat the Streets - Prehospital Pediatric Asthma Intervention to Improve Health Outcomes

About the Grant

In September 2013, the Indiana University School of Medicine received a 3-year award from EMSC to develop a novel health care delivery model that embraces prehospital providers in the public health model of asthma care.

Community Paramedics providein-home medical and environmental assessments to at-risk pediatric asthma patients. During home visits, patients & families receive medical interventions and connections to community resources in order to help kids with asthma stay healthy.


In-home visits occur 3-5 days post hospital or emergency department discharge.  These visits:

  • Reduce emergency care recidivism rates
  • Improve pediatric health outcomes
  • Reinforce the importance of the medical home
  • Enhance paramedic provider role in healthcare delivery


This new healthcare model fulfills the Institute for Healthcare
Improvement Triple (IHI) Aim to:

  • Improve healthcare quality and patient satisfaction
  • Improve the health of populations
  • Reduce per capita cost of healthcare


This project is supported by the Health Resources and Services

Administration (HRSA), Maternal and Child Health Bureau (MCHB),

Emergency Medical Services for Children (EMSC) Program

through the Targeted Issues grant program, Grant No. H34MC26203.