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
Andrew Persily, Ph.D., Chief, Energy and Environment Division, Engineering Laboratory, National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST); Lisa Ng, Ph.D., Mechanical Engineer, Indoor Air Quality and Ventilation Group in the Energy and Environment Division, Engineering Laboratory, NIST; Raj Setty, P.E., LEED AP, President of Setty, Member of the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE), ASHRAE Schools Technical Task Force; Fred Remelius, Director of Operations, Upper Merion Area School District, PA; Shawna Cragun, Custodial Services Director, Davis School District, UT; Mike Jones, Director of Custodial Servies, Columbia Schools , MO; Mervin Brewer, Assistant Custodial Supervisor, Salt Lake City School District, UT; Ricky Martinez, Assistant Custodial Supervisor, Salt Lake City School District, UT; Greg Whiteley, Ph.D., Chairman, Whiteley Corporation, Adjunct Fellow, School of Medicine, Western Sydney University, Australia; Prof. Richard Shaughnessy, Ph.D., Director, Indoor Air Quality Research Program, University of Tulsa, OK; Prof. Mark Hernandez, Ph.D., PE, S.J. Archuleta Professor of Civil Engineering, University of Colorado at Boulder, CO
4 September 2020

The Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) Tools for Schools Program remains fully committed to our stakeholders who are working to ensure that schools are healthy places to work and learn.

This webinar series covers best ventilation and cleaning practices, intended to help school staff in responding to concerns in their facilities.

The three webinars include:

Let’s Clear the Air: Using Ventilation Practices to Promote Healthy IAQ in Schools: Learn about strategies for operating and maintaining efficient HVAC systems to provide clean and healthy air in schools. Apply findings from scientific research and guidance on ventilation to reduce the spread of viruses and bacteria using comprehensive IAQ plans and practices.

Cleaning for Health: Proactive Plans to Effectively Clean and Promote Healthy IAQ in Schools: Learn how to tailor your cleaning and maintenance plans and procedures to help implement cleaning guidance for schools and reduce the spread of viruses and bacteria. Hear about strategies for training staff and building a capable, committed team to effectively implement robust procedures focused on cleaning for health.

What Schools Need to Know: Practices and Principles for Healthy IAQ and Reducing the Spread of Viruses: Learn about strategies for developing a comprehensive IAQ management plan to proactively prevent the spread of viruses and bacteria in schools. Identify key IAQ considerations that address a range of critical areas related to controlling the spread of diseases, including ventilation, filtration and air cleaning, cleaning/disinfection of high-contact surfaces, personal protective equipment (PPE), social distancing, and managing special spaces (e.g., toilets, sick rooms, etc.).

Investing in Best Practices for Asthma
Dr. Joe Stankaitis, Monroe Plan
16 August 2007

Discover how the Monroe Plan asthma program is implementing the five key drivers to achieve positive health outcomes. Learn about their process for building the system, measures of success, and how they track return on investment. Examine their strategies for sustaining their program to continue improving asthma care for children.

Investing in Best Practices for Asthma
Dr. Jim Glauber, Neighborhood Health Plan
16 August 2007

Learn about Neighborhood Health Plan’s Asthma In-Home Environmental Interventions, an evidence-based approach—grounded in the Inner City Asthma Study, to treating asthma that incorporates asthma education and environmental controls. Discover their comprehensive strategy for asthma management and prevention, tailored to achieve optimal asthma control for their patients.

Investing in Best Practices for Asthma
Rita Carreon, America’s Health Insurance Plans
16 August 2007

Discover how America’s Health Insurance Plans — a national association supporting nearly 1,300 member companies — launched a national program to support health insurance plans as they design and offer comprehensive asthma management programs.

Investing in Best Practices for Asthma
Tracy Enger, Environmental Protection Agency
16 August 2007

Learn how EPA is supporting the delivery of community-based asthma care through the Online Network. Discover how communities and health plans across the nation can join together to achieve positive health outcomes.

Community-based Asthma Management
Chris Regal, AHIP; Sherzod Abdukadirov, AHIP; Tracey Mitchell, EPA
23 May 2017

Learn key findings from AHIP's Asthma Assessment and how EPA's collaborative agreement with AHIP is working to support communities to deliver sustainable in-home environmental asthma interventions.

Program Evaluation Basics
Leslie Fierro and Carlyn Orians
20 November 2008

This Webinar provides a deeper look into the initial steps of designing and implementing a program evaluation plan. discuss the who, why and how of engaging stakeholders in the program evaluation process and present examples drawn from asthma program evaluations at the state and local level.

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.