Asthma Webinars

Asthma webinars present the latest knowledge and information from leading experts and asthma management program champions from across the country. Offered at no-cost, webinars are an opportunity to discover state of the art tools and resources, learn effective strategies in asthma program design and delivery, engage the experts through question and answer sessions, and contribute to the discussion through interactive polling features.

Whether you recently attended a webinar or need more information, access the archived presentation materials and audio/visual recordings below to learn more about home environmental interventions, best practices for asthma management, program evaluation basics, housing code enforcement, and more.

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MCAN
Julie Kennedy Lesch, Programs Manager, MCAN; Ryan Bailey, Business Analyst, Rho; Herman Mitchell, Vice President of Federal Operations, Rho; Dr. Andrew Arthur, Pediatrician, El Rio Community Health Center; Francisco Ramirez, Asthma Counselor, Costa Salud Community Health Center; Tracy Enger, U.S. EPA, Indoor Environments Division
3 December 2015

Learn about the effective MCAN implementation and evaluation tools, guidance documents and methodologies now available on AsthmaCommunityNetwork.org, a community-based website connecting asthma programs and providing access to effective strategies and best practices in asthma management.

Schools and Asthma
Dr. Robert Geller and Dr. Leslie Rubin, Emory Pediatric Environmental Health Specialty Unit
13 May 2010

Asthma experts Dr. Robert Geller and Dr. Leslie Rubin from the Emory Pediatric Environmental Health Specialty Unit share their expertise, best practices and resources schools can use to develop an asthma management program.

Sustainable Financing
Michael McKnight, GHHI; Susan Steppe, Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital; Tracey Mitchell, EPA
16 January 2018

Learn how the 2015 National Environmental Leadership Award in Asthma Management winners Green & Healthy Homes Initiative (GHHI) and Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital collaborated on an innovative funding approach to address environmental asthma triggers in the homes of high-risk patients.

Communities in Action: Leadership Voices Sharing Best Practices
Tracy Enger and David Rowson, EPA Indoor Environments Division
1 May 2007

Find out what EPA is doing to support community-based programs striving to deliver quality asthma care. Learn about five key drivers for improving asthma health outcomes that are grounded in the Asthma Health Outcomes Project and chronic care literature.

Schools and Asthma
Tracy Enger, Facilitator, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Indoor Environments Division; David Blake, Indoor Air Quality Specialist, Northwest Clean Air Agency, WA; Francine Locke, Director, Office of Environmental Management & Services, The School District of Philadelphia, PA
9 June 2016

Webinar participants will learn how to: 

  • Train staff to identify, recognize and address indoor environmental asthma triggers and perform the essential actions for effective asthma management in schools.
  • Design and successfully implement a staff training system as part of a sustainable IAQ management program.
  • Effectively use the School IAQ Assessment Mobile App—new technology featuring the IAQ Tools for Schools Action Kit—as a teaching tool to identify and reduce asthma triggers in the school environment.
  • Replicate successful strategies to reduce asthma attacks, increase attendance and improve academic performance through an effective staff training program and implementation of the IAQ Tools for Schools Framework.

Please fill out this questionnaire to obtain a certificate of completion.

Medical Legal Housing
Megan Sandel (National Center for Medical-Legal Partnership), Samantha Morton (Medical-Legal Partnership) and Marcia Peters (Medical-Legal Partnership)
15 June 2010

Learn about the value of medical-legal partnerships and how you can start one in your community. Megan Sandel, Samantha Morton and Marcia Peters demonstrate the benefits of medical-legal partnerships and its positive impact on housing conditions in asthma.

Investing in Best Practices for Asthma
Shawn M. Garvin (U.S. Environmental Protection Agency), Lauren Gordon (Mid-Atlantic for Children's Health and the Environment), Dr. Tyra Bryant-Stephens (Community Asthma Prevention Program, The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia), Dr. Kevin C. Osterhoudt (Mid-Atlantic Center for Children's Health and the Environment)
17 May 2012

Join Dr. Tyra Bryant-Stephens and Dr. Kevin C. Osterhoudt as they discuss asthma management in terms of environmental triggers. Topics covered include the role of environmental education in treating children with asthma and how including environmental conditions on medical charts can be helpful for determining effective treatments. Additionally, learn how physicians and other health care professionals can use Pediatric Environmental Health Specialty Units (PESHUs) for treating environmental health conditions.

Communities in Action: Leadership Voices Sharing Best Practices
Tracy Enger (U.S. Environmental Protection Agency), Dr. James Krieger (Chronic Disease and Injury Prevention Section of Public Health, Seattle and King County, WA.), and Mr. Joel Gregory (King County Housing Authority, WA)
17 September 2014

Learn about the successful Seattle/King County asthma pilot program, which was featured in the American Journal of Public Health! Its findings suggest that adding weatherization-plus-health structural interventions to an existing community health worker asthma home visit program results in greater benefits in asthma control and asthma-related quality of life.

Hear practical tips on establishing an effective collaboration between a weatherization program, local public health department, school district nurses and community members.

MCAN
Dr. Floyd Malveaux (The Merck Childhood Asthma Network, Inc.)
23 August 2011

Executive Director of the The Merck Childhood Asthma Network, Inc. (MCAN), Dr. Floyd Malveaux, presents findings how implementation of evidence-based interventions (EBI) can improve care and lower costs for children with asthma at the CMS Medicaid/CHIP Quality Conference.

MCAN
Dr. Floyd Malveaux (The Merck Childhood Asthma Network, Inc.), Dr. Leonard Jack (Xavier University of Louisiana), Dr. Tyra Bryant-Stephens (Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia), and Yolanda Cuevas (Los Angeles Unified School District)
13 April 2011

Representatives from The Merck Childhood Asthma Network, Inc. (MCAN) program sites explain the challenges, opportunities, and successes in implementing community-based asthma management.

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