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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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.
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.

Targeted Home Environmental Interventions Webinar Series
Tursynbek Nurmagambetov, CDC National Center for Environmental Health
3 December 2009

Continue to explore asthma control through home-based interventions and evaluate the economic implications of these interventions. Tursynbek Nurmagambetov from the CDC National Center for Environmental Health, examines economic evaluations in public health and demonstrate the value for home-based environmental interventions.

Jean Zotter (Massachusetts Department of Public Health), Dr. Monica Le (Massachusetts Medicaid), Stacey Chacker (Health Resources in Action), and Dr. Floyd Malveaux (The Merck Childhood Asthma Network, Inc.)
6 February 2013

Take a close look at new and ongoing efforts underway in Massachusetts to address the burden of childhood asthma through delivery system innovations and new reimbursement models that promote community-based interventions to reduce asthma triggers in homes and community settings.

Program Evaluation Basics
Tom Chapel
17 December 2008

This webinar explores the concept and uses of Logic Models. Tom Chapel draws from examples in previous webinars to illustrate the approaches and considerations program planners and evaluators can use to employ this powerful tool.

Program Evaluation Basics
Moderator: Tracey Mitchell, RRT, AE-C, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Washington D.C. Presenters: Kevin Kennedy, M.P.H., CIEC, Program Director for the Environmental Health Program Children's Mercy Kansas City, Missouri, Ben Francisco, Ph.D., PNP, AE-C, Associate Teaching Professor, Pediatric Pulmonary Medicine and Allergy, University of Missouri Health Care, Columbia, Missouri
30 July 2019


Attendees will hear from experts with Children’s Mercy Kansas City and the University of Missouri School of Medicine about what it takes to collect and analyze data effectively. Find out how programs around the country are using data to support and demonstrate real results in children with uncontrolled asthma and the difference data makes in sustaining your program for long-term success.

Program Evaluation Basics
Ruth Ann Norton, President and CEO, Green & Healthy Homes Initiative, Baltimore, MD and Susan Steppe, Project Director of CHAMP, Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital, Memphis, TN
27 May 2015

Listen to this webinar to learn how to enhance asthma program sustainability by attracting funders using compelling data storytelling. Hear relevant approaches from the 2015 National Environmental Leadership Award in Asthma Management winners on compiling and analyzing data to demonstrate the effectiveness of your asthma program to public and private funders

Community-based Asthma Management
Dr. Elizabeth Gates, Director of Pediatrics at Unity Health Care in Washington, D.C.; Taney Simon, Public Health Analyst with the Lead and Healthy Housing Division at the District of Columbia’s Department of Energy and Environment; Anjali Nath, Director of the Asthma Prevention and Control Program at the Boston Public Health Commission in Massachusetts.
19 November 2015

This webinar showcases practical ways to support successful referrals to in-home asthma programs as part of a coordinated asthma care plan. A roundtable discussion with the Boston Public Health Commission of Boston, MA and with the Department of Energy and Environment and Unity Health Care, Inc. of Washington, D.C. offers perspectives from program leaders and a referring physician on referral and communication strategies for promoting wider use and reimbursement of in-home asthma visit programs.