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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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.

MCAN
Anne Markus (The George Washington University School of Public Health and Health Services), Sara Rosenbaum (The George Washington University School of Public Health and Health Services), Dr. Floyd Malveaux (The Merck Childhood Asthma Network, Inc.), Feygele Jacobs (RCHN Community Health Foundation), Deborah Kilstein (Association for Community Affiliated Health Plans), and Karen Redlener (The Children’s Health Fund)
4 March 2010

Learn about a cornerstone report from George Washington University, Changing pO2licy: The Elements for Improving Childhood Asthma Outcomes, which provides an evidence-based, national plan to improve life for the one in seven children with asthma and their parents.

Schools and Asthma
Heidi LeSane and LaShon Blakely (U.S. Environmental Protection Agency), Dorothy Mabry (Department of Health and Human Services' Administration for Children and Families), Stephanie Hall (Georgia Department of Public Health)
24 October 2011

Listen to Heidi LeSane LaShon Blakely, Dorothy Mabry and Stephanie Hall share their experiences working with Head Start and Child Care communities in two Georgia counties to better integrate asthma education into program activities. Learn how you can apply their best practices and resources to create effective partnerships with federal, state and local agencies and integrate asthma education into your local Head Start and Child Care programs.

Sustainable Financing
Mariela Lopez, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency; Brenda Yamashita, Alameda County Public Health Department; Kevin Hamilton, Fresno AIM;
29 March 2017

This webinar discusses options for sustainably financing in-home asthma care services and provides examples from multiple programs working with Pay for Success models and other braided funding approaches.

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