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
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.

Communities in Action: Leadership Voices Sharing Best Practices
Natalie M. Slaughter, AHIP; Tracey Mitchell, EPA; Woody Kageler, Nurtur; Mary Cooley, Priority Health;Anna Hamedani, L.A. Care Health Plan; John Pruett, Neighborhood Health Plan
7 January 2016

This webinar informs health plan leaders about the 2016 EPA National Environmental Leadership Award in Asthma Management application and process. This includes information on the value of gaining national recognition through the EPA Leadership Award, a discussion of common health plan challenges to applying and recommendations for addressing challenges, and additional resources for health plans interested in gaining national recognition through the EPA Leadership Award.

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
Moderator: Tracey Mitchell, RRT, AE-C, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Washington D.C. Presenters: Kevin Kennedy, M.P.H., CIEC, Program Director for the Environmental Health Program Children's Mercy Kansas City, Missouri, Ben Francisco, Ph.D., PNP, AE-C, Associate Teaching Professor, Pediatric Pulmonary Medicine and Allergy, University of Missouri Health Care, Columbia, Missouri
30 July 2019

 

Attendees will hear from experts with Children’s Mercy Kansas City and the University of Missouri School of Medicine about what it takes to collect and analyze data effectively. Find out how programs around the country are using data to support and demonstrate real results in children with uncontrolled asthma and the difference data makes in sustaining your program for long-term success.

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

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