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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Representatives from The Merck Childhood Asthma Network, Inc. (MCAN) program sites explain the challenges, opportunities, and successes in implementing community-based asthma management.
Learn about the value of medical-legal partnerships and how you can start one in your community. Megan Sandel, Samantha Morton and Marcia Peters demonstrate the benefits of medical-legal partnerships and its positive impact on housing conditions in asthma.
Asthma experts Dr. Robert Geller and Dr. Leslie Rubin from the Emory Pediatric Environmental Health Specialty Unit share their expertise, best practices and resources schools can use to develop an asthma management program.
Learn about a cornerstone report from George Washington University, Changing pO2licy: The Elements for Improving Childhood Asthma Outcomes, which provides an evidence-based, national plan to improve life for the one in seven children with asthma and their parents.
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.
Learn more about asthma control and multi-trigger, multi-component home intervention programs through the CDC Community Guide. Gema Dumitru from the CDC demonstrates the impact of these interventions on the quality of life, health care utilization and productivity for people with asthma; and presents the applicability, barriers to implementation, and additional benefits of these interventions.
Learn about the health reform debate and discuss what it may mean for children, particularly those with asthma. This webinar provides a chance for asthma policy and practice leaders and those in the child health policy, caregiver, and public health communities to hear from and interact with health care and policy experts.
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.
The Asthma Webinar on Housing Code Enforcement focused on how Boston's Breathe Easy at Home (BEAH) Team developed an innovative Web-based technology to link health care providers with public health service home inspections. Panelists discussed how the application of this technology enhances asthma management through clinician referral for public health services. You will also find the answers to all of the great questions asked during the webinar posted here.
* Margaret Reid, RN, BA, Director, Division of Healthy Homes and Community Support, Boston Public Health Commission
* Megan Sandel, MD, MPH, FAAP, Assistant Professor, Department of Pediatrics, Boston Medical Center
* Dion Irish, BS, MUA, Assistant Commissioner of Housing, City of Boston, Inspectional Services Department
* Amanda LaSane, BA, Breathe Easy at Home Program Coordinator, Boston Public Health Commission
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.