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Philadelphia Summit on Pediatric Home Asthma Interventions

Philadelphia Summit on Pediatric Home Asthma Interventions

A photograph of people attending the Philadelphia Summit on Pediatric Home Asthma InterventionsPhiladelphia Summit on Pediatric Home
Asthma Interventions

Friday, June 26, 2015
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

This event was the fifth in a series of local meetings supported by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development in collaboration with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The Philadelphia Summit was coordinated locally by the Community Asthma Prevention Program of the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia.

This Summit was effective in that it convened the right people into one place to hear public and private insurers in Pennsylvania indicate they understand the health and cost benefits of expanding coverage for community health workers (CHW) for asthma management and are open to considering ways to do this. Equally important, the connection between health and housing was a prominent theme during the day and a charge was raised to do more to target housing repairs for high risk asthma patients.

Opening remarks were provided by Tyra Brant-Stephens, MD, Medical Director of the Community Asthma Prevention Program, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia and Jane Vincent, HUD Regional Administrator, Region III, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.

Friday, June 26, 2015

  • Welcome RemarksTyra Bryant-Stephens, MD, Medical Director, Community Asthma Prevention Program, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia; Jane Vincent, HUD Regional Administrator, Region III, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development
  • Coordinated Federal Action Plan to Reduce and Racial and Ethnic Asthma DisparitiesPeter Ashley, DPh, Director, Policy and Standards Division, Office of Lead Hazard Control and Healthy Homes, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development
  • Federal Commitment to Reducing Asthma Disparities Matt Ammon, Director, Office of Lead Hazard Control and Healthy Homes, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development; Patrick Breysse, PhD, Director, National Center for Environmental Health/ Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention; Ruth Etzel, MD, PhD, Director, Office of Children’s Health, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency; Dalton Paxman, PhD, Regional Health Administrator, Region III, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
  • Health Reform & Recent Medicaid Changes: A New Environment for the Intersection of Health and HousingMary-Beth Malcarney, JD, MPH, Assistant Research Professor, Milken Institute, School of Public Health, George Washington University
  • Reimbursement Landscape Amanda Reddy, MS, Director of Programs and Impact, National Center for Healthy Housing
  • Advancing Asthma Care and Medicaid Reimbursement in Our Region David Kelley, MD, MPA, Chief Medical Officer, Office of Medical Assistance Programs, Pennsylvania Department of Public Welfare; Alisa Haushalter, DNP, RN, Senior Director, Department of Population Health, Nemours Health System
  • Afternoon Welcome RemarksShawn M. Garvin, EPA Regional Administrator, Region III, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
  • Payer’s Perspective PanelBarbara Hay, Internal Consultant and Former COO, Family Health Network; Patricia Guerra-Garcia, MD, FACP, Chief Medical Officer, Aetna Better Health; Lily Higgins, MD, MBA, MS, Network Medical Director, Keystone First; Indira Mahidhara, MD, MPH, Medical Director, Health Partners Plans
  • Local Resources PanelRachael Greenberg, MPH, Public Health Project Manager, and Shawana Mitchell, Healthy Homes Specialist, National Nursing Centers Consortium; Palak Raval-Nelson, PhD, MPH, Director, Environmental Health Services, Philadelphia Department of Public Health; Stefanie Seldin, Executive Director, Rebuilding Together; Richard Gibbons, Director, Bureau of Emergency Medical Services, Pennsylvania Department of Health; Tyra Bryant-Stephens, MD, Medical Director, Community Asthma Prevention Program, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
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