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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.

In Episode 9, we heard Kevin Kennedy describe the key steps his program is taking to prepare for reimbursement for home visitation and assessment services. In this episode, Mr. Kennedy shares his vision and experience in establishing a network of Community Health Workers (CHWs) across Kansas and Missouri to provide programs with easy access to certified CHWs and deliver improved, cost-effective asthma care. Learn about Mr. Kennedy’s process for obtaining buy-in from Medicaid, and the important role this Network will play when a reimbursement model is established in Kansas and Missouri.

Previous Episodes

Weatherization Plus Health programs enable collaboration among local providers of energy, health, and safety services to low–income families. The... Read More
In Episode 8, we heard CMS share their insights on the new Medicaid reimbursement provision for non-medical providers delivering preventive care... Read More
Through the Affordable Care Act, the landscape for healthcare is changing quickly. Hear firsthand from Dr. Stephen Cha, Chief Medical Officer at the... Read More
WIN for Asthma, an award-winning asthma management program, engages Community Health Workers to offer comprehensive asthma education through home... Read More
Group visits, or shared medical appointments, are a growing trend in chronic disease management. They can be an effective and cost-efficient way to... Read More
Assessing and controlling environmental triggers is an important step in managing asthma. Dr. Jay Portnoy explains how his hospital effectively... Read More
Learn about how health information technology (health IT) can improve access to affordable health care and asthma management. This episode explores... Read More
This episode highlights the vital role of a Community Health Worker (CHW) in serving populations with the largest disparities in asthma outcomes. A... Read More
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