The Medical Board of California honored Craig Jones, assistant professor of clinical medicine, with its prestigious 2006 Physician Award on May 12 in recognition of his service to underserved patients in Los Angeles County.
The award acknowledges the work of individual physicians or physicians groups who strive to improve access in the healthcare delivery system in California.
The Physician Recognition Committee specifically cited Jones’ work with the Breathmobile Program, a mobile asthma clinic that provides free asthma diagnosis and treatment to disadvantaged children at more than 120 schools.
Jones is medical director of the Breathmobile Program, chief of the division of allergy and immunology and president of the Asthma & Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA), Southern California Chapter.
AAFA, in collaboration with LAC+USC Medical Center, established the Breathmobile program in 1995 and now has five Breathmobiles in Southern California.
The concept of the Breathmobile has been replicated across the nation.
Jones’ related program, the Kiosk Health Risk Assessment Survey, predicts whether a child or adult is likely to have active asthma, if the asthma is controlled or uncontrolled, and the current severity of asthma.
Jones was the immediate past president of the California Society of Allergy, which nominated him for the 2006 award.