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Podcast Series: Asthma Community Network – Conversations for Advancing Action

This podcast series explores best practices for reducing the impact of asthma, especially in underserved communities. Hear from people who have successfully developed asthma management programs that have improved health outcomes in their communities. Learn about their effective health delivery systems; strategies for addressing environmental triggers; key partnerships; and the tools and resources they use to achieve outstanding results.

The Massachusetts Strategic Plan for Asthma is the first state asthma plan in the nation to address how primary prevention can reduce the onset of asthma. This Strategic Plan outlines goals and funding mechanisms to promote partnerships and services that ensure healthy populations stay that way: healthy and asthma-free. In this episode, Polly Hoppin (Research Professor, University of Massachusetts Lowell and Program Director for Environmental Health, Lowell Center for Sustainable Production) and Ted Schettler (Science Director of the Science and Environmental Health Network) explain their work on primary prevention of asthma and describe how Massachusetts became the first state to pursue primary prevention of asthma in its state strategic plan.

Previous Episodes

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In Episode 8, we heard CMS share their insights on the new Medicaid reimbursement provision for non-medical providers delivering preventive care... Read More
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WIN for Asthma, an award-winning asthma management program, engages Community Health Workers to offer comprehensive asthma education through home... Read More
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Assessing and controlling environmental triggers is an important step in managing asthma. Dr. Jay Portnoy explains how his hospital effectively... Read More
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