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California Regional Summit on Pediatric Home Asthma Interventions

California Regional Summit on Pediatric Home Asthma Interventions

California Summit on Pediatric Home
Asthma Interventions

Thursday, September 10, 2015
Los Angeles, California

The California Forum on Sustainable In-Home Asthma Management (the Forum) was the sixth in a series of local meetings supported by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) in collaboration with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

The Forum was designed to meet the following desired outcomes:

  • Build awareness about the health benefits and cost-effectiveness of in-home education, environmental assessments and interventions, especially for children with poorly controlled asthma.
  • Identify the range of options available for in-home asthma care services within California, starting with South Los Angeles.
  • Increase awareness and understanding of stakeholders critical to secure sustainable financing in California.
  • Develop strategies to leverage the evidence and business cases necessary to secure sustainable financing within California.
  • Obtain commitment from stakeholders to form and/or join working group(s) ready to take action at the local and state levels.

The Forum was coordinated locally by Esperanza Community Housing and HUD's Office of Lead Hazard Control and Healthy Homes Region IX, along with support from a diverse group of federal, state, and local agencies working to further healthy housing in California (see Appendix B for a list of planning committee members).

Thursday, September 10, 2015

  • Welcome Remarks Karen Griego, Healthy Homes Representative, Office of Lead Hazard Control and Healthy Homes, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development; Cynthia Harding, Interim Director, Los Angeles County Department of Public Health; Dr. Rick Kreutzer, Chief, Division of Environmental and Occupational Disease Control, California Department of Public Health; Cynthia Oliver, Administrator, Martin Luther King Jr. Outpatient Center
  • Icebreaker: Information Exchange
  • Why We Need to Be Invested in this Work Nancy Ibrahim, Executive Director Esperanza Community Housing Corporation; Matt Ammon, Director, Office of Lead Hazard Control and Healthy Homes, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development; Meredith Milet, Epidemiologist, California Breathing Environmental Health Investigations Branch, California Department of Public Health; Dr. Robert Gilchick, Director, Child and Adolescent Health Program and Policy, Maternal Child and Adolescent Health Programs, Los Angeles County Department of Public Health; Jim Mangia, President and CEO, St. John's Well Child and Family Centers
  • Where Financial Sustainability Exists and Why Nancy Ibrahim, Executive Director Esperanza Community Housing Corporation; Amanda Reddy, Director of Programs and Impact, National Center for Healthy Housing; Kim Harris Tierney, Program Supervisor, Healthy Homes and Families, Environmental Health Services, Multnomah County, OR Health Department
  • California Opportunities for Sustainable Financing Nancy Ibrahim, Executive Director, Esperanza Community Housing Corporation; Joel Ervice, Associate Director, Regional Asthma Management Program (RAMP); Brenda Rueda-Yamashita, Chronic Disease Program Director, Alameda County Public Health Department; Maricela Narvaez-Foster, Executive Director, Alameda County Healthy Homes Department; Ashley Kissinger, Program Manager, Esperanza Community Housing Corporation
  • Small Group Discussions: What Do We Need to Secure Sustainable Financing Locally and Statewide? Anne Kelsey Lamb, Director, Regional Asthma Management Program (RAMP); Maricela N. Foster, Executive Director, Alameda County Healthy Homes Department; Christina Perez, Regional Minority Health Consultant, Office of Assistant Secretary for Health, Office of Minority Health, Region IX, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
  • Committing to Future Action Loretta Worthington, Coordinator, Asthma Coalition of Los Angeles County, Los Angeles County Department of Public Health
  • Reflections on the Day and Closing Remarks Gabriela Gonzalez, Project Manager and Community Health Promoter, Esperanza Community Housing Corporation; Nancy Ibrahim, Executive Director, Esperanza Community Housing Corporation; Matthew E. Ammon, Director, Office of Lead Hazard Control and Healthy Homes, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development
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