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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Housing Code Enforcement
Boston's Breathe Easy at Home (BEAH)
5 March 2009

The Asthma Webinar on Housing Code Enforcement focused on how Boston's Breathe Easy at Home (BEAH) Team developed an innovative Web-based technology to link health care providers with public health service home inspections. Panelists discussed how the application of this technology enhances asthma management through clinician referral for public health services. You will also find the answers to all of the great questions asked during the webinar posted here.

Panelists included:

* Margaret Reid, RN, BA, Director, Division of Healthy Homes and Community Support, Boston Public Health Commission
* Megan Sandel, MD, MPH, FAAP, Assistant Professor, Department of Pediatrics, Boston Medical Center
* Dion Irish, BS, MUA, Assistant Commissioner of Housing, City of Boston, Inspectional Services Department
* Amanda LaSane, BA, Breathe Easy at Home Program Coordinator, Boston Public Health Commission

Communities in Action: Leadership Voices Sharing Best Practices
Tracy Enger (U.S. Environmental Protection Agency), Dr. Dorr Dearborn (Mary Ann Swetland Professor of Environmental Health Sciences, Case Western Reserve University), Stuart Greenberg (Environmental Health Watch)
19 March 2013

Cleveland’s HUD-funded Case Healthy Homes & Patients Program (CHHAP) is an innovative community collaboration that achieved significant cost savings and improved outcomes among children with asthma. In this webinar Dr. Dorr Dearborn and Stuart Greenberg will discuss how CHHAP’s successful blend of in-home asthma education and targeted healthy homes remediation led to a 58.6 percent decrease in hospitalizations of children with asthma.

Schools and Asthma
Tracey Mitchell (U.S. Environmental Protection Agency), Kim Tierney (Multnomah County Health Department), Drs. Steven Dziabis and Allen Frommelt (Peach State Health Plan), May Chin and Sherry Dong (Tufts Medical Center).
20 May 2014

Learn how three award winners leveraged partnerships and championed local, state and federal collaborations to better manage asthma in their communities. Hear more from these experts on advocating for direct reimbursement from managed care providers, targeting specific populations and tailoring your interventions, and creating age-appropriate educational materials to reinforce asthma management plans.

Investing in Best Practices for Asthma
Dr. Joe Stankaitis, Monroe Plan
16 August 2007

Discover how the Monroe Plan asthma program is implementing the five key drivers to achieve positive health outcomes. Learn about their process for building the system, measures of success, and how they track return on investment. Examine their strategies for sustaining their program to continue improving asthma care for children.

Investing in Best Practices for Asthma
Dr. Jim Glauber, Neighborhood Health Plan
16 August 2007

Learn about Neighborhood Health Plan’s Asthma In-Home Environmental Interventions, an evidence-based approach—grounded in the Inner City Asthma Study, to treating asthma that incorporates asthma education and environmental controls. Discover their comprehensive strategy for asthma management and prevention, tailored to achieve optimal asthma control for their patients.

Investing in Best Practices for Asthma
Rita Carreon, America’s Health Insurance Plans
16 August 2007

Discover how America’s Health Insurance Plans — a national association supporting nearly 1,300 member companies — launched a national program to support health insurance plans as they design and offer comprehensive asthma management programs.

Investing in Best Practices for Asthma
Tracy Enger, Environmental Protection Agency
16 August 2007

Learn how EPA is supporting the delivery of community-based asthma care through the Online Network. Discover how communities and health plans across the nation can join together to achieve positive health outcomes.

Community-based Asthma Management
Chris Regal, AHIP; Sherzod Abdukadirov, AHIP; Tracey Mitchell, EPA
23 May 2017

Learn key findings from AHIP's Asthma Assessment and how EPA's collaborative agreement with AHIP is working to support communities to deliver sustainable in-home environmental asthma interventions.

Program Evaluation Basics
Leslie Fierro and Carlyn Orians
20 November 2008

This Webinar provides a deeper look into the initial steps of designing and implementing a program evaluation plan. discuss the who, why and how of engaging stakeholders in the program evaluation process and present examples drawn from asthma program evaluations at the state and local level.

Program Evaluation Basics
Dr. Christina Christie of Claremont Graduate University
4 February 2009

Dr. Christina Christie of Claremont Graduate University presents an overview on gathering and using data for program bench-marking, improvement, and accountability. Drawing upon engaging field examples, Dr. Christie discusses key concepts and approaches for using data, as well as the importance of a comprehensive communications strategy to disseminate findings.

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