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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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.

Community-based Asthma Management
Moderator: Tracey Mitchell, RRT, AE-C, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Washington D.C. Presenters: Michele Bosworth, M.D., FAFFP. Executive Director of The Center for Population Health, Analytics, and Quality Advancement for the UTHSCT School of Community and Rural Health; Associate Professor of Family Medicine; Associate Professor of Healthcare Policy Economics and Management (HPEM), Paul Sharkey, MD. Associate Professor of Pediatrics in the Department of Allergy and Immunology, Monica Federico, MD, Medical Director, Children’s Hospital Colorado Asthma Program, Melanie Gleason, PA-C is a Senior Instructor for the Department of Pediatrics and Associate Director for the School-Centered Asthma Program at Children’s Hospital Colorado
28 May 2020

This webinar will share with you the successful strategies of the 2020 National Environmental Leadership Award in Asthma Management Award winners.

Schools and Asthma
Tracey Mitchell (U.S. Environmental Protection Agency), Laura Wheeler (Cedar Rapids School District), Teresa Lipsett-Ruiz (Universidad of Turabo)
24 September 2013

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.

Community-based Asthma Management
Moderator: Tracey Mitchell, RRT, AE-C, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Nichole Shepard, M.P.H., EP-C, Asthma & Healthy Aging Program Manager, Utah Department of Health, Brian Roach, Assistant Director, Division of Medicaid and Health Financing, Utah Department of Health, Andrea M. Jensen, CHES®, AE-C, Asthma Program Coordinator, Utah County Health Department
24 May 2022
Learn how the Utah Department of Health Asthma Program—
 
Expanded the reach, effectiveness and sustainability of comprehensive asthma control services in Utah.
 
Developed partnerships and a screening protocol to address high-risk clients’ social, mental, physical and emotional needs to help control their asthma.
 
Established a home-visiting program shown to improve asthma outcomes, including a 75 percent reduction in asthma-related emergency department visits.
 
Worked with payers to seek sustainable financing for the Utah Asthma Home Visiting Program, which included conducting a return-on-investment analysis that secured additional funding to expand the program to Medicaid members in rural fee-for-service areas.
 
The webinar video will be available in the coming weeks.
Sustainable Financing
Brenda Doroski (U.S. EPA), Dr. Floyd Malveaux (The Merck Childhood Asthma Network, Inc.), Deirdra Stockmann (Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services), Kim Harris Tierney (Multnomah County Oregon’s Environmental Health Services)
13 February 2014

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.

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