The CHEST Foundation’s commitment to providing the highest quality patient education materials began with our inception in 1996. Our chest medicine professionals develop clinically accurate and up-to date content. Through collaboration with CHEST’s 20,000+ members and our partner organizations, like the Allergy & AsthmaNetwork, we bring experts from across the world together to create truly extraordinary patient education materials.
As patients increasingly become customers of healthcare and consumers of clinical knowledge – our practices for disseminating our clinician-created patient education materials have adapted to meet growing patient needs. The tools have evolved from simple words on a page to comprehensive and engaging pieces that meet patients wherever they are.
One such tool is our severe asthma shared decision-making toolkit – a tool designed to help patients communicate with their clinicians about the severe asthma treatment options that will lead to best management adherence. These illustrative guides and accessible, interactive toolkits are excellent communication vehicles and help bridge the information gaps between patient and provider and, also, patients and their health-care teams.
To see more of our patient education pieces, visit our patient education resources page.