Telehealth for Asthma, Allergies and Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)

We now offer easier access to health professionals using telehealth. A telehealth visit allows you to connect with a health coach or doctor using your phone or computer. The telehealth program is for Americans living with allergies, asthma, COPD, eczema and related conditions.

How can telehealth help me with my asthma, allergies or COPD?

Telehealth and health coaching go hand-in-hand. Telehealth coaching:

  • makes it more convenient for you to show up for appointments
  • provides tools for you to share important data on their lifestyle habits such as food intake, exercise, sleep and medication. 
  • enables healthcare professionals to easily refer you to an asthma or food allergy coach, dietitian or other support.
Elderly woman holding up medication to show her doctor that is online. They are in a telehealth appointment.

Are you eligible for FREE Telehealth Asthma Coaching?

We offer a FREE Asthma and COPD Telehealth Coaching Program offered through the Not One More Life Trusted Messengers Telehealth Asthma coaches Program

The program is a study that includes the following:

  • 6 weekly sessions with a certified asthma and COPD coach.
  • a 6 week asthma self-management education program
  • the coaching sessions are about 45 minutes each using a zoom like platform.
  • you can schedule your session convenient to you

The education program includes:

  • review of asthma or COPD
  • review of inhaler and medication techniques
  • identify asthma or COPD triggers
  • tracking of your asthma or COPD symptoms
  • complete surveys to track your progress and health
  • use asthma and COPD management tools
  • earn compensation and incentives for your time.

To participate:

  • you must be 18 years of age or older
  • you must have asthma or COPD
  • you must live in the United States
  • you must be familiar with the use of a smartphone, tablet or computer
  • you must be able to download a free app to use the service.

To find out if you qualify, please complete the following survey.

Why offer a telehealth program for asthma, allergies or COPD?

People with asthma, allergies or COPD often feel overwhelmed in dealing with their condition. We also know that people need to have access to convenient, quality care wherever they are in the United States. For many people, though, that is not possible.

Coaching and care coordination help improve a person’s well-being. However, specialists often lack the time, tools and training required to effectively coach people during their office visits. 

Studies show that adding tools such as telehealth with patient coaching can help specialists support better health outcomes for their patients and improve the patient’s  experience with the healthcare system. It also is an effective way for specialists to overcome time constraints, costs and people not following their doctors’ recommendations.

To find out the types of care you can receive through telehealth, how to prepare for an appointment, what to expect during a visit, and more download: Telehealth: What to Know for Your Family (PDF).

Asthma & COPD Coaches

Doctor sitting at his desk on a laptop. He's demonstrating how to use an asthma inhaler for a telehealth appointment Our asthma coaches are certified asthma educators with additional licenses as respiratory therapists, pharmacists or registered nurses. These coaches follow the validated PRIDE program developed by the University of Michigan’s Center for Chronic Disease Management.

The PRIDE program helps people learn asthma self-management skills including:

  • proper inhaler technique
  • how to deal with environmental triggers
  • how to keep asthma or COPD under control.

The coaches use motivational interviewing and shared decision making to support behavior change for you and your family.

Motivational interviewing is a counseling style based on the following assumptions:<

  • Ambivalence about behavior change is normal and constitutes an important motivational obstacle
  • Ambivalence can be resolved by working with an individual’s intrinsic motivations and values.
  • The alliance between coach & client is a collaborative partnership to which  each brings important expertise.
  • An empathic, supportive, yet directive, counseling style provides conditions under which change can occur

To find out if you qualify to participate in the asthma/COPD telehealth program, please complete the following survey.

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