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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Schools and Asthma
Tracy Enger (U.S. Environmental Protection Agency); Andrea Faulken (U.S. Department of Education Green Ribbon Schools); Teresa Lampmann (The Pediatric/Adult Asthma Coalition of New Jersey); Marilyn Hammett (Louisiana Recovery School District), Kitty Hernlen (Georgia Health Sciences University)
12 September 2012

During this webinar, leading asthma experts with comprehensive school-based asthma management programs discuss several topics: how to collaborate with key partners to improve asthma management in schools; control asthma’s impact on students; improve student academic performance; understand the connection between effective asthma management in schools, and green and healthy indoor learning environments.

Community-based Asthma Management
Carolyn Ferguson, Environmental Justice Manager, Red Hook Initiative; • Kara Smith, LMSW, Red Hook Community Health Network Manager, Red Hook Initiative; Adam Haber, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Computational Biology & Environmental Health, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health; Elizabeth A. Samuels, M.D., M.P.H., M.H.S., Associate Professor, UCLA Emergency Medicine; Ellen Hutti, M.P.H., Epidemiologist, St. Louis County Department of Public Health
25 October 2023


This is the first webinar in the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Indoor Environments Division’s new webinar series: Solving for the Indoor Environmental Determinants of Health (IEDOH) in Asthma.

In the first webinar, "Using Data to Prioritize In-Home IEDOH Interventions," learn from experts about

  • Asthma and environmental data collection and analysis from three different perspectives.
  • Potential opportunities to use data to prioritize in-home environmental interventions and improve indoor environments for people with asthma.

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Community-based Asthma Management
Neal Wilson, Ph.D., Associate Director, Center for Economic Information, University of Missouri–Kansas City, Kansas City, Missouri; Principal Investigator, The Impact of a Weatherization Program on the Health Outcomes for Children with Asthma ; Anne Kelsey Lamb, M.P.H., Director, Regional Asthma Management and Prevention (a program of the Public Health Institute), Oakland, California; Kevin Kennedy, M.P.H., CIEC, Owner and Instructor, Healthy Indoors Training & Consulting LLC, Lawrence, Kansas; Co-author, The Impact of a Weatherization Program on the Health Outcomes for Children with Asthma
7 March 2024


This is the second webinar in the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Indoor Environments Division’s new webinar series: Solving for the Indoor Environmental Determinants of Health (IEDOH) in Asthma.

In this webinar, "Weatherization’s Effects on Pediatric Asthma: Evidence From a Natural Experiment," learn from experts about—

  • Maximizing impact with limited funds by partnering with such programs as weatherization, whose primary interventions (i.e., air sealing and insulating homes) are not common in asthma home visiting but may be widely beneficial for asthma.
  • Evidence from an important natural experiment in Kansas City, Missouri, on the effects of weatherization and improved thermal comfort in homes on pediatric asthma outcomes.
Community-based Asthma Management
Tyra Bryant-Stephens, M.D., Director, Community Asthma Prevention Program, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (Pennsylvania); Anne Kelsey Lamb, M.P.H., Director, Regional Asthma Management and Prevention (RAMP) (California); Ellen Tohn, Principal, Tohn Environmental Strategies, LLC (National); Kevin Kennedy, M.P.H., Director, Environmental Health Program, Children’s Mercy Kansas City (Missouri)
26 January 2021

Join the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and experts from around the country for a live panel discussion about strategies for and lessons learned about delivering in-home asthma care and environmental interventions during the pandemic, including virtual home visits. Receive live feedback from the panel by participating in the question-and-answer session during the webinar.

Program Evaluation Basics
Tracey Mitchell, EPA; Erica Marshall, Massachusetts Department of Public Health; Anjali Nath, Boston Public Health Commission
11 September 2018

This webinar, the second in a three-part series, features speakers from the Boston Public Health Commission and Massachusetts Department of Public Health. Learn how the Environmental Scoring System has helped their asthma home visiting programs quantitatively assess asthma triggers. In addition to highlighting their evaluation results, our speakers describe the tool’s potential for use in other asthma programs.

Sustainable Financing
Sheila Brown, EPA; Kate Hastings, SCG; Julian Rodriguez-Drix, Rhode Island Department of Health; Eric Armbrecht, Missouri Asthma Prevention and Control Program; Cliff Mitchell, Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene
3 May 2018

This webinar, the first in a three-part series, focuses on the diverse pathways to reimbursement through Medicaid. The ‘state of reimbursement’ around the country is a trending topic and many program leaders are eager to hear concrete examples about ways they can begin or continue down the path toward sustainable financing. This webinar highlights content that can be used to help participants understand of the various stages of readiness and action, the path each of the speakers has traveled, and what the next steps are for each. Speakers offer lessons learned from their experiences and offer resources to help participants learn more.

Investing in Best Practices for Asthma
Tracy Enger (U.S. Environmental Protection Agency), Amanda Reddy (National Center for Healthy Housing) Abby Hugill (U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development) Jill Bednarek (Healthy Living Branch, Colorado Dept. of Public Health and Environment)
18 February 2015

Learn more about the changing landscape of healthcare coverage and how to prepare your own organization for existing opportunities in sustainable financing.

Community-based Asthma Management
Moderator: Tracey Mitchell, RRT, AE-C, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Speaker: Michael Kent, Hazardous Materials Ombudsman for Contra Costa Health Services
29 March 2023

Hear Michael Kent, Hazardous Materials Ombudsman for Contra Costa Health Services, discuss his reflections on building a county-level model for reimagining asthma care, climate resilience and equity in Contra Costa County, California, where cross-sector health care and weatherization partners address the indoor environmental determinants of health (IEDOH) to improve community asthma outcomes. 

This session will highlight one model for connecting solutions in clinical asthma care and health care payments with housing, energy services and public health home visiting to address IEDOH in low-quality housing where children and adults are disproportionately exposed to air pollution and environmental triggers that exacerbate asthma. We will spotlight population health innovations that proactively identify and seek to reduce household exposures, particularly where asthma health burden is disproportionate.

Learn about Contra Costa’s strategies and how they can inform your program!

Communities in Action: Leadership Voices Sharing Best Practices
Tracey Mitchell, EPA; Deborah Quint, IMPACT DC; Candice Pantor, IMPACT DC
25 January 2017

Hear how a past winner of the National Environmental Leadership Award in Asthma Management has evolved since winning the Award. Learn best practices for achieving positive asthma health outcomes and sustained programmatic success.

Program Evaluation Basics
Tom Chapel
22 October 2008

The first session in this series, this Webinar provides an overview of the steps and standards of the CDC Framework for Program Evaluation in Public Health. Nationally recognized evaluation expert Tom Chapel presents some of the typical challenges encountered in trying to do good program evaluation and shows how the Framework offers practical solutions to surmount these challenges to produce evaluation designs most likely to yield findings that can be used for program improvement.