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.
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Learn about the successful Seattle/King County asthma pilot program, which was featured in the American Journal of Public Health! Its findings suggest that adding weatherization-plus-health structural interventions to an existing community health worker asthma home visit program results in greater benefits in asthma control and asthma-related quality of life.
Hear practical tips on establishing an effective collaboration between a weatherization program, local public health department, school district nurses and community members.
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.
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.
Learn about The Community Healthcare for Asthma Management and Prevention of Symptoms (CHAMPS) Program funded by The Merck Childhood Asthma Network, Inc. (MCAN). This webinar explores the challenges and opportunities in implementing the CHAMPS program in Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs).
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.
Learn the different reimbursement barriers and opportunities in paying for asthma management at school. This webinar describes public and private funding sources used by school districts to cover nursing services; examines recent legal changes to the “free care rule,” which is an obstacle to Medicaid reimbursement in schools; and discuss new ways to increase access to health services in schools. It also examines opportunities under health reform law and recent changes to federal Medicaid policy that could allow community health workers to help deliver preventive services to children in schools.
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.
Take a close look at how diverse settings influence childhood asthma care coordination program design. Presenters discuss care implementation through school district nursing services, urban pediatric health systems, federally qualified health centers, and in partnership with multiple providers and organizations.
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.
In this webinar, learn from 2013 National Environmental Leadership Award in Asthma Management winners as they share their strategies on how to effectively build, evaluate and sustain comprehensive asthma management programs. Learn about key components of their exceptional programs, a significant challenge each faced in growing their program’s success, and the lessons they learned.
Read more about the Award winners here: http://www.asthmaawards.info/awards/winners/year/2013