Alameda County Asthma PFS Initiative

Key Information

Project Stage: Feasibility Issue Area: Health Region: West
Government Payor/Client: Alameda County Health Care Services Agency (CA)

Project Overview

Third Sector is working with the Alameda County Health Care Services Agency to explore using PFS contracting to support the expansion of two of their asthma management and prevention services – Asthma Start and Healthy Homes. In Alameda County, approximately 45,000 children suffer from active pediatric asthma, representing nearly 13% of children in the County. The County has the capacity to only serve less than 9% of children diagnosed with asthma, and there is a significant need to scale the intervention and address unmet needs within the community. With support from the Nonprofit Finance Fund’s California PFS Initiative, Third Sector is conducting a feasibility study to determine how the County can serve more low-income youth and generate asthma-related health savings.