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Southeast Regional Asthma Summit & Healthy Homes Environmental Exposures Symposium

Southeast Regional Asthma Summit & Healthy Homes Environmental Exposures Symposium

May 17–18, 2016
Atlanta, Georgia

The Southeast Regional Asthma Summit was the seventh 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 Summit was designed to meet the following desired outcomes:

  • Understand the health benefits and cost-effectiveness of in-home education, environmental assessments and interventions, especially for children with poorly controlled asthma;
  • Gain knowledge about successful evidence based in-home assessment models with varied capacity;
  • Develop strategies to engage critical stakeholders;
  • Leverage the evidence and business cases necessary to secure sustainable financing.

The Summit was coordinated locally by U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Region IV, the Georgia Department of Public Health and HUD’s Office of Lead Hazard Control and Healthy Homes Region IV, along with support from a diverse group of federal, state, and local agencies working to further healthy housing in the Southeast.

 

Tuesday, May 17, 2016

 

Southeast Regional Asthma Summit

  • Welcome Remarks Ed Jennings, Jr. Regional Administrator, Region IV, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development
  • Federal & State of Georgia Perspectives for Collaboration and Promotion of Home Interventions for Pediatric Asthma: A Call to Action Heather McTeer Toney, Regional Administrator, Region IV, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency; Sharon L. Ricks, M.A., Acting Regional Health Administrator, Region IV, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services; Ginger L. Chew, ScD, Epidemiologist, National Center for Environmental Health, Division of Environmental Hazards and Health Effects, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention; Peter Ashley, DrPH, Director, Policy and Standards Division, Office of Lead Hazard Control and Healthy Homes, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development; Jean O’Connor, J.D., DrPH, Chronic Disease Prevention Director, Georgia Department of Public Health
  • Southeast Regional Asthma Disparities Overview Karen Farrington, Asthma Program Manager, Division of Community Health Promotion Bureau of Chronic Disease Prevention, Florida Department of Health; Francesca Lopez, MSPH, AE-C, Program Manager, Georgia Asthma Control Program, Georgia Department of Health
  • Building on the Momentum Tracy Washington Enger, M.S., Indoor Environments Division, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
  • Reimbursement Landscape Amanda Reddy, M.S., Director of Programs and Impact, National Center for Healthy Housing
  • Q&A
  • Morning ReflectionTracy Washington Enger, M.S., Indoor Environments Division, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
  • Model Home Asthma Intervention Programs Susan Steppe, MSSW, LAP, Director, CHAMP Asthma Program, Le Bonheur Children's Hospital; Kevin Kennedy, MPH, CIEC Director, Environmental Health, Children's Mercy Hospitals and Clinics; Frances Martini, BSN, MBA, Director, Integrated Population Health Management, Government Programs, Blue Cross Blue Shield Tennessee
  • Perspectives on Successful Referral Systems for Improving In-Home Intervention Outcomes Moderator: Francesca Lopez; Danella Abdul-Barr, BSPharm, RPh, Executive Director of Retail Pharmacy Services, WellStar; Tracy Bridges, M.D., Medical Director, Asthma and Allergy Clinics of Georgia; Kathy Cole, R.N., Nurse Manager/Telemedicine Director, Coffee County Schools; Frances Martini, BSN, MBA, Blue Cross Blue Shield Tennessee
  • Where Financial Sustainability Exists Amanda Reddy, M.S., Director of Programs and Impact, National Center for Healthy Housing; Joy Hsu, M.D., M.S., Medical Officer, National Center for Environmental Health, Division of Environmental Hazards and Health Effects, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
  • Wrap-up Exercise and Closing Remarks Tracy Washington Enger, M.S., Indoor Environments Division, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Advancing Asthma Care and Medicaid Reimbursement in Our Region

  • Welcome Christy Kuriatnyk, MSPH, REHS, Georgia Department of Public Health
  • HUD’s Perspective Peter Ashley, DrPH, Director, Policy and Standards Division, Office of Lead Hazard Control and Healthy Homes, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development
  • Keynote Address: Healthy Housing a Framework for ActionMary Jean Brown, ScD, RN, Healthy Homes and Lead Poisoning Prevention Program, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
  • Changing the Environment for Comprehensive Asthma Care Tracy Washington Enger, M.S., Indoor Environments Division, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
  • Asthma Healthy Homes Assessments Models Edwina K. Gibson, Program Manager, The Center for Working Families, Inc.; Jessica Ramsay, MPH, Program Manager, Sinai Urban Health Institute; Kevin Kennedy, MPH, CIEC, Director, Environmental Health, Children's Mercy Hospitals and Clinics; Michael McKnight, Vice President of Policy and Innovation, Green & Healthy Homes Initiative
  • Pests Related to Asthma and Integrated Pest Management to Control Them Brian Forschler, Professor, University of Georgia; Rosmarie Kelly, PhD, MPH, Public Health Entomologist, Georgia Department of Public Health Environmental Health Section
  • Environmental Tobacco Smoke as an Asthma Trigger Peter Ashley, DrPH, Director, Policy and Standards Division, Office of Lead Hazard Control and Healthy Homes, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development; Michelle C. Kegler, DrPH, MPH, Professor, Director, Department of Behavioral Sciences and Health Education, Emory Prevention Research Center Rollins School of Public Health, Emory University; Oluwayomi Fabayo, MPH, Program Consultant, Georgia Tobacco Use Prevention Program
  • Controlling Mold and Moisture for Better Controlled Asthma Ginger L. Chew, ScD, Epidemiologist, National Center for Environmental Health, Division of Environmental Hazards and Health Effects, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention; Richard Johnson, President, Co-Chair, Fulton Asthma Improvement & Reduction Coalition (FAIR), Georgia Healthy Homes Coalition, Air Allergen & Mold Testing, Inc.
  • Getting into Action: Tools, Resources and Action Plans Ginger L. Chew, ScD, Epidemiologist, National Center for Environmental Health, Division of Environmental Hazards and Health Effects, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention; Tracy Washington Enger, M.S., Indoor Environments Division, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
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