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National Asthma Forum 2009

Thursday, June 4

Friday, June 5

Welcome to a Convening of Community Campaigns to Control Asthma

Discover the depth of knowledge and experience and wide variety of programs represented by the many members of the Communities in Action for Asthma-Friendly Environments (Communities in Action) Network and learn about their work to bring asthma under control across the nation.
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The Future We Are Creating—Asthma Under Control in Our Communities

Floyd Malveaux, MD, PhD, Executive Director, Merck Childhood Asthma Network, Inc.
Jay Portnoy, MD, Chief, Section of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology, Children's Mercy Hospital
Stephen Teach, MD, MPH, Medical Director, Improving Pediatric Asthma Care in the District of Columbia - IMPACT DC
Herman Mitchell, PhD, Principal Investigator, Inner City Asthma Study Data Coordinating Center, Rho, Inc.
Paul Garbe, Branch Chief, Air Pollution and Respiratory Health Branch, U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Dave Rowson, Director, Center for Asthma and Schools, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

Families with asthma share their stories about how access high quality asthma care has changed their lives, and a panel of health care innovators, community change agents, and leading policy makers present their visions and plans for a future where every community has a comprehensive asthma control program in place to deliver the highest quality care to everyone who needs it.
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Keys to Success—Building Effective Community Asthma Control Systems That Last

Lani Wheeler, MD, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
Dave Rowson, Director, Center for Asthma and Schools, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

This session explores what we know about the System—how and why it works—and how different communities are using it to put key program, evaluation, and business strategies in place to improve community-level asthma outcomes.
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The System at Work: Technical Strategies for Improving Community Asthma Outcomes

Herman Mitchell, PhD, Principal Investigator, Inner City Asthma Study Data Coordinating Center, Rho, Inc.
Deidre Crocker, MD, Epidemic Intelligence Service Officer, U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Learn about the latest science that supports environmental interventions as a critical component of quality asthma care, including the recommendations in the most recent national asthma guidelines (EPR-3), and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's soon-to-be-released guidance on the benefits of home-based environmental interventions.
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Evaluation—Your Gateway to Success

Tom Chapel, MA, MBA, Chief Performance Officer, U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Rick Kreutzer, MD, California Department of Public Health
Faculty Programs

Learn about the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's framework for program evaluation; explore how different asthma programs use evaluation to drive improved outcomes and strengthen their initiatives.
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Benchmarking My Program for Success—Knowing Where I Am, Seeing Where I Am Going

John Scanlon, PhD, President and CEO, JSEA, Inc

A powerful program assessment exercise to benchmark programs against the System for Delivering High Quality Asthma Care.
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Taking Action with The System for Delivering High Quality Asthma Care

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Breakout Sessions

Getting the Ongoing Help You Need for Breakthrough Improvement—Communities in Action as Your Every Day Action Learning Network

Tracy Enger, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

Explore the tools and resources available through the online network, and discover opportunities for your program to engage in the focused workgroups that are advancing the Campaign's knowledge base and the quality of asthma care in communities across the country.
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Leadership for Asthma Control Success

Tracy Enger, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

Learn how community-based asthma programs led by coalitions, providers, and plans have brokered deals with partners across their communities to deliver and sustain high quality asthma control programs, as well as their plans for increasing their impact in the future.
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Leadership Platform: Evaluation as a Way to Make Things Happen in Your Community

Jill Heins-Nesvold, Director, American Lung Association of Minnesota
David Link, MD, Chief of Pediatrics, Cambridge Health Alliance

Discover how evaluation can be a stepping stone to success as we examine the strategies several highly successful asthma programs have applied to use the evaluation processes and data to put comprehensive asthma control programs in place.
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Leadership Platform: The Business Case That Brings It All Together in Your Community

Jill Heins-Nesvold, Director, American Lung Association of Minnesota
David Link, MD, Chief of Pediatrics, Cambridge Health Alliance

Explore a variety of financial models and business approaches that community-based asthma programs have put in place to sustain their successful asthma initiatives.
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Leaving in Action with Your Springboard Leadership Story

Tracy Enger, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

Discover how your program can use this vision as a roadmap to drive forward a comprehensive asthma care initiative, and articulate your vision and commitments for action to bring asthma under control across your community.
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Handouts and Worksheets

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