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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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.

Communities in Action: Leadership Voices Sharing Best Practices
Asthma Alliance of Indianapolis (IN) - Robin Costley, Marion County Health Department
3 May 2007

Learn about how the Asthma Alliance of Indianapolis (IN) has integrated the key drivers, including a two-step approach to environmental home visits, a partnership with Head Start, and a unique Asthma Referral Service.

Communities in Action: Leadership Voices Sharing Best Practices
Genesee County Childhood Asthma Taskforce (MI) - Jan Roberts, Hurley Medical Center
3 May 2007

Hear about the successful programs and tools that the Genesee County Childhood Asthma Taskforce has put into place through strong collaborations and partnerships, including the In-Home Assessment Tool (IHAT) and Asthma 101 education classes.

Communities in Action: Leadership Voices Sharing Best Practices
Priority Health (MI) - Mary Cooley, Priority Health
3 May 2007

Learn how Priority Health, a nonprofit health plan serving more than 19,000 people with asthma in 43 Michigan counties, formed a partnership with the Asthma Network of Western Michigan, a local multi-county asthma coalition, to achieve positive results.

Communities in Action: Leadership Voices Sharing Best Practices
Melissa Gutierrez Kapheim (Epidemiologist, Sinai Urban Health Institute, Sinai Health System), Andy Teitelman (Vice President, Resident Services, Chicago Housing Authority), Katrin Kral (U.S. Environmental Protection Agency)
16 May 2013

Helping Children Breathe and Thrive in Chicago Public Housing (HCBT) is an innovative pilot program between Sinai Urban Health Institute and the Chicago Housing Authority in six Chicago public housing developments. Recruited from the housing properties, Community Health Workers help families of children and adults with asthma by addressing their homes' environmental triggers, connecting them with health and social services, and teaching them asthma self-management skills.

In this webinar Melissa Gutierrez Kapheim and Andy Teitelman share tips on collaboration between a community health organization and a public housing authority. They also share challenges and lessons they learned while jointly implementing HCBT.

Community-based Asthma Management
Moderator: Tracey Mitchell, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency; Presenters: Kevin Fahey, America’s Health Insurance Plans; Jill Heins Nesvold, American Lung Association of the Upper Midwest (ALAUM); Bridget Burke, Health Care Service Corporation (HCSC)
27 September 2016

Hear how a health plan organization successfully partnered with an asthma program to reduce asthma-related emergency department visits and the associated high costs for families. Learn how these programs collaborated on an asthma initiative that can be replicated across health care providers.
 

Schools and Asthma
Tracy Enger (U.S. Environmental Protection Agency), Yolanda Cuevas (Los Angeles Unified School District), Teresa Lampmann (The Pediatric/Adult Asthma Coalition of New Jersey)
1 May 2014

Hear two unique case studies on leveraging school resources to address asthma disparities in student populations and reduce school absenteeism due to asthma. Learn how the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) successfully addressed the 10 percent asthma rate in the district’s diverse student population. Then, hear how The Pediatric/Adult Asthma Coalition of New Jersey (PACNJ), created a unified method of care for asthma and successfully raised awareness about New Jersey laws related to asthma management in schools.

MCAN
Dr. Floyd Malveaux (The Merck Childhood Asthma Network, Inc.), Dr. Chanda Nicole Holsey (Association of Asthma Educators), Ellen O’Kelley (Association of Asthma Educators), Kristi Isaac Rapp (Xavier University of Louisiana), and Dr. Denise Woodall-Ruff (Daughters of Charity Services of New Orleans)
6 June 2013

Expand the traditional healthcare team to include asthma educators/counselors/coordinators could close the gap in care for children with asthma. Learn the barriers to the wide-spread integration of the asthma educator, which includes limited reimbursement for educational and counseling services despite a national standardized certification process and minimal awareness about the role and benefits of these professionals.

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