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National Asthma Forum 2011

Thursday, June 9

Friday, June 10

 

The Roadmap for Achieving Breakthrough Improvement in Community Asthma Care 

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Tracy Enger, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

The Communities in Action Campaign serves to mobilize communities to lead the nation in quality asthma care. Every community can put in place a sustainable System for Delivering High-Quality Asthma Care. This session introduces the Communities in Action Campaign and what we know about the System – how and why it works – and how communities can use the System as the framework to achieve their health goals for asthma. 

A System in Action – King County Asthma Program

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Dr. Jim Krieger, Chronic Disease and Injury Prevention Section, Public Health – Seattle and King County
Tracy Enger, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

Dr. Jim Krieger describes how his program successfully collaborates with schools, public health and housing agencies, academic institutions, health providers, health plans, community clinics and community organizations to provide home-based education and to support interventions for improving asthma outcomes among low-income and ethnically diverse adults and children. 

Creating Effective Collaborations – Involving Your Community

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Steven Conti, Seton Asthma Center
Cindy Cookson,Neighborhood Health Plan of Massachusetts
Dr. Jim Krieger, Chronic Disease and Injury Prevention Section, Public Health - Seattle and King County
Helen Margellos-Anast, Sinai Urban Health Institute
Karen Meyerson, Asthma Network of West Michigan
Amanda Reddy, New York State Department of Health

Panelists representing a variety of high-performing asthma programs led by clinical care providers, state health departments and community coalitions describe how they address the many health and safety challenges in homes, schools and neighborhoods. Learn and discuss strategies for starting and improving collaborations with other community organizations to improve asthma outcomes and address indoor environments more comprehensively.

Putting Campaign Assets in Action – Solutions for Your Community

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Sarah Gill, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Dr. Jim Krieger, Chronic Disease and Injury Prevention Section, Public Health - Seattle and King County
2011 Asthma Award Winners

Discover how evaluation – a key component of the System for Delivering High-Quality Asthma Care – is a management tool for building and sustaining your program; and how logic modeling ensures intentional program design that aligns your program activities with the outcomes you want to attain. 

Leveraging Your Assets – Using Your Front-line Personnel to Expand Community Reach

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Yamilca Alardo, WIN for Asthma, New York Presbyterian Hospital
Charmane Braxton, The Community Asthma Prevention Program, The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia
Dr. Tyra Bryant-Stephens, The Community Asthma Prevention Program, The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia
Cindy Cookson, Neighborhood Health Plan of Massachusetts
Jacqueline Fox-Pascal, New York City Asthma Initiative
Dr. Jim Krieger, Chronic Disease and Injury Prevention Section, Public Health - Seattle and King County
Dr. Adriana Matiz, WIN for Asthma, New York Presbyterian Hospital
Jan Roberts, Genesee County Asthma Network
Maria Rodriguez, Chronic Disease and Injury Prevention Section, Public Health - Seattle and King County 

Launch, improve or expand your program’s community impact through front-line personnel – including asthma educators, community health workers, lay health educators, promotores and caseworkers. Hear real-life examples and best management practices to guide individuals and families through community challenges and address the complex behavioral change needed to achieve improved asthma control. Leaders from experienced programs serving low-income households and schools will describe what makes their outreach workers successful, providing clarity on the key assets and common pitfalls of health worker programs, including how to connect and coordinate with medical homes, hospitals, schools and other community services.

Participate in small group sessions on training, reimbursement, evaluation and connecting with schools. Discuss the strategies your program needs to effectively access, manage and integrate the services of community front-line personnel.

Implementing Tailored Environmental Interventions – Maximizing the Effectiveness of Your Community Asthma Care System (Introduction) 

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Tracy Enger, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
Dr. Jim Krieger, Chronic Disease and Injury Prevention Section, Public Health - Seattle and King County

Hear national expert Dr. Jim Krieger summarize his research on the effectiveness of housing interventions that affect health outcomes, primarily asthma. 

National Environmental Leadership Award in Asthma Management Recognition Ceremony

Download the Recognition Ceremony Brochure to learn more about the award, this year's winners and the Hall of Fame. (PDF, 4.0 MB)

Download the Slideshow Montage previewed at the Recognition Ceremony. (PPT, 7.6 MB)

The U.S. EPA honored the 2011 Asthma Award winners at this year’s National Asthma Forum. This award recognizes health plans, health care providers and communities in action for their leadership in addressing environmental triggers as part of their comprehensive asthma programs. These exceptional programs serve as national models and mentors for community asthma care improvement. Learn more about this year’s winners by visiting their program profiles:

Centene Corporation, Nurtur, MHS

South Bronx Asthma Partnership, Bronx-Lebanon Hospital Center

New York State Department of Health, Center for Environmental Health, Healthy Neighborhoods Program

 

Mapping Your Program – Measuring Your Impact and Connecting to Broader Community Goals

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The source document for these data can be found here.

Download Dr. Stephen Teach's Presentation (PDF, 1.1 MB)

Download Dr. Brad Whorton's Presentation (PDF, 1.8 MB)

Tracy Enger, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
Dr. Lara Akinbami, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Dr. Stephen Teach, Children’s National Medical Center (IMPACT DC)
Dr. Brad Whorton, New Mexico Department of Health

Hear prominent asthma leaders describe current national asthma prevalence characteristics, and innovative ways of using data to target local program interventions and to communicate program value to funders. 

Creating a Common Language – Using Data Collection to Effectively Collaborate

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Steven Conti, Seton Asthma Center
Elizabeth Klements, Children's Hospital Boston
Patricia Peretz, WIN for Asthma, New York Presbyterian Hospital
Dr. Megan Sandel, Boston Medical Center

Learn best practices in data collection and data sharing and how these actions serve as important mechanisms to connect clinical care and environmental interventions. Small group discussions will provide opportunities to discuss how asthma program leaders effectively:

  • Implement data collection systems for capturing, tracking and sharing key information among multiple stakeholders in their communities.
  • Create simplified, standardized forms that lead to better care coordination.

Establishing Program Sustainability – Defining Your Program’s Value

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Steven Conti, Seton Asthma Center
Cindy Cookson,Neighborhood Health Plan of Massachusetts
Jacqueline Fox-Pascal, New York City Asthma Initiative
Helen Margellos-Anast, Sinai Urban Health Institute
Patricia Peretz, WIN for Asthma, New York Presbyterian Hospital

Now more than ever, your program's services are needed and your value to the community must be clearly communicated in order to secure funding and resources. Obtain guidance in developing a value proposition, which is a simple way to state the health and economic benefits your program provides. Hear how leaders of asthma programs determine what to emphasize about their value proposition depending on the type of stakeholder they are engaging and how they secure the agreements they need to scale up and sustain their programs.

Communities in Action – Accelerating Healthy Communities Together

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Return home inspired, with new skills, guidance and personal connections to other program leaders. Develop a vision for your program’s future and define action steps that will prepare your program for new collaborations that increase asthma outcomes and contribute to broader community health. 

Tracy Enger, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
Darell Hammond, KaBOOM!
Chuck Scofield, Share Our Strength

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