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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Program Evaluation Basics
Catherine Rasberry, CDC Division of Adolescent and School Health
18 June 2009

Catherine Rasberry, a Health Scientist with the CDC's Division of Adolescent and School Health describes important considerations for applying the CDC Framework for Program Evaluation to the design and implementation of school-based asthma program evaluations.

Schools and Asthma
Tracey Mitchell (U.S. Environmental Protection Agency), Laura Wheeler (Cedar Rapids School District), Teresa Lipsett-Ruiz (Universidad of Turabo)
24 September 2013

Learn innovative approaches for improving asthma outcomes in schools from two environmental health leaders who engaged school districts to take action on asthma. Laura Wheeler, a school nurse, champions asthma management for her district and shares tips and lessons learned for flood preparedness. Teresa Lipsett-Ruiz leads innovative interventions in over a hundred schools facing some of the highest asthma rates in the U.S. Both leaders discuss the ways in which their programs are grounded in EPA’s Indoor Air Quality Tools for Schools guidance.

Sustainable Financing
Brenda Doroski (U.S. EPA), Dr. Floyd Malveaux (The Merck Childhood Asthma Network, Inc.), Deirdra Stockmann (Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services), Kim Harris Tierney (Multnomah County Oregon’s Environmental Health Services)
13 February 2014

Hear ways that asthma programs may benefit from new opportunities in today’s changing healthcare landscape. Learn about the Medicaid reimbursement provision for non-medical providers delivering preventive care services and how to effectively engage your state Medicaid office and managed care plans on reimbursement for asthma care services. Hear recommendations and key steps taken by one program that advocated for and received approval from CMS for Medicaid reimbursement as a Targeted Case Management Program.

Targeted Home Environmental Interventions Webinar Series
Tursynbek Nurmagambetov, CDC National Center for Environmental Health
3 December 2009

Continue to explore asthma control through home-based interventions and evaluate the economic implications of these interventions. Tursynbek Nurmagambetov from the CDC National Center for Environmental Health, examines economic evaluations in public health and demonstrate the value for home-based environmental interventions.

MCAN
Jean Zotter (Massachusetts Department of Public Health), Dr. Monica Le (Massachusetts Medicaid), Stacey Chacker (Health Resources in Action), and Dr. Floyd Malveaux (The Merck Childhood Asthma Network, Inc.)
6 February 2013

Take a close look at new and ongoing efforts underway in Massachusetts to address the burden of childhood asthma through delivery system innovations and new reimbursement models that promote community-based interventions to reduce asthma triggers in homes and community settings.

Program Evaluation Basics
Tom Chapel
17 December 2008

This webinar explores the concept and uses of Logic Models. Tom Chapel draws from examples in previous webinars to illustrate the approaches and considerations program planners and evaluators can use to employ this powerful tool.

Program Evaluation Basics
Ruth Ann Norton, President and CEO, Green & Healthy Homes Initiative, Baltimore, MD and Susan Steppe, Project Director of CHAMP, Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital, Memphis, TN
27 May 2015

Listen to this webinar to learn how to enhance asthma program sustainability by attracting funders using compelling data storytelling. Hear relevant approaches from the 2015 National Environmental Leadership Award in Asthma Management winners on compiling and analyzing data to demonstrate the effectiveness of your asthma program to public and private funders

Community-based Asthma Management
Dr. Elizabeth Gates, Director of Pediatrics at Unity Health Care in Washington, D.C.; Taney Simon, Public Health Analyst with the Lead and Healthy Housing Division at the District of Columbia’s Department of Energy and Environment; Anjali Nath, Director of the Asthma Prevention and Control Program at the Boston Public Health Commission in Massachusetts.
19 November 2015

This webinar showcases practical ways to support successful referrals to in-home asthma programs as part of a coordinated asthma care plan. A roundtable discussion with the Boston Public Health Commission of Boston, MA and with the Department of Energy and Environment and Unity Health Care, Inc. of Washington, D.C. offers perspectives from program leaders and a referring physician on referral and communication strategies for promoting wider use and reimbursement of in-home asthma visit programs.

Communities in Action: Leadership Voices Sharing Best Practices
Tracy Enger (U.S. Environmental Protection Agency), Amanda Reddy (New York State Health Neighborhoods Program) and Margaret Reid (Boston Public Health Commission)
1 February 2012

Listen to Amanda Reddy and Margaret Reid describe how their programs have formed effective collaborations to address healthy homes and asthma outcomes. Learn the value of designing a collaborative effort and accounting for results; the benefits of integrating environmental management throughout the continuum of clinical care; and the success behind evaluating strategies, assessments and interventions so that you can take action to increase healthy homes collaboration in your community.

Investing in Best Practices for Asthma
Chris Regal, AHIP; Tracey Mitchell, EPA; Karen Meyerson, Priority Health; Karen E. Michael, The AmeriHealth Caritas Family of Companies
18 January 2017

Learn from previous winners how winning EPA’s National Environmental Leadership Award in Asthma Management can benefit your health plan! This webinar discusses the application process and provide insight on what it takes to win the award and how receiving the award can enhance your program.

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