Asthma webinars present the latest knowledge and information from leading experts and asthma management program champions from across the country. Offered at no-cost, webinars are an opportunity to discover state of the art tools and resources, learn effective strategies in asthma program design and delivery, engage the experts through question and answer sessions, and contribute to the discussion through interactive polling features.

Whether you recently attended a webinar or need more information, access the archived presentation materials and audio/visual recordings below to learn more about home environmental interventions, best practices for asthma management, program evaluation basics, housing code enforcement, and more.

Asthma Webinars

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Community-based Asthma Management
Dr. Elizabeth Gates, Director of Pediatrics at Unity Health Care in Washington, D.C.; Taney Simon, Public Health Analyst with the Lead and Healthy Housing Division at the District of Columbia’s Department of Energy and Environment; Anjali Nath, Director of the Asthma Prevention and Control Program at the Boston Public Health Commission in Massachusetts.
19 November 2015
This webinar showcases practical ways to support successful referrals to in-home asthma programs as part of a coordinated asthma care plan. A roundtable discussion with the Boston Public Health Commission of Boston, MA and with the Department of Energy and Environment and Unity Health Care, Inc. of Washington, D.C. offers perspectives from program leaders and a referring physician on referral and communication strategies for promoting wider use and reimbursement of in-home asthma visit programs.
Communities in Action: Leadership Voices Sharing Best Practices
Kara Skahen, Program Director of “Live Smoke Free” at ANSR-MN, Patricia Baines-Lake, Executive Director, Lansing Housing Commission, Michigan, and Amy Moore, Health Educator, Ingham County Health Department, Michigan
5 August 2015
Learn from featured speakers from advocacy associations, health departments and housing commissions, discussing the national momentum towards smoke-free policies in federally subsidized housing and the collaborations that helped make them possible. This webinar focuses on successful programs and partnerships and the health disparities that motivated their implementation. It also demonstrates best practices and examples of successful collaborations between Public Housing Authorities and public health programs. These collaborative approaches can be replicated and adopted by smoke-free advocates everywhere in the nation.
Program Evaluation Basics
Ruth Ann Norton, President and CEO, Green & Healthy Homes Initiative, Baltimore, MD and Susan Steppe, Project Director of CHAMP, Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital, Memphis, TN
27 May 2015
Listen to this webinar to learn how to enhance asthma program sustainability by attracting funders using compelling data storytelling. Hear relevant approaches from the 2015 National Environmental Leadership Award in Asthma Management winners on compiling and analyzing data to demonstrate the effectiveness of your asthma program to public and private funders
Investing in Best Practices for Asthma
Tracy Enger (U.S. Environmental Protection Agency), Amanda Reddy (National Center for Healthy Housing) Abby Hugill (U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development) Jill Bednarek (Healthy Living Branch, Colorado Dept. of Public Health and Environment)
18 February 2015
Learn more about the changing landscape of healthcare coverage and how to prepare your own organization for existing opportunities in sustainable financing.
Anne Kelsey Lamb (Regional Asthma Management & Prevention), Alice Yu (Third Sector Capital), Dr. Tony Iton (Healthy Communities, The California Endowment), Ruth Ann Norton (Green & Healthy Homes Initiative), and Maria Hernandez (Impact4Health)
29 September 2014
Explore three emerging social financing models that tackle chronic asthma, working to demonstrate the dual social and financial benefits of up-front investment in asthma management and prevention. Hear about efforts underway to use a social impact bond (SIB) financing model to address the range of complex issues that children with asthma face to get their chronic condition under control. SIBs are potentially powerful tool for improving services for medically underserved children with asthma.
Communities in Action: Leadership Voices Sharing Best Practices
Tracy Enger (U.S. Environmental Protection Agency), Dr. James Krieger (Chronic Disease and Injury Prevention Section of Public Health, Seattle and King County, WA.), and Mr. Joel Gregory (King County Housing Authority, WA)
17 September 2014
Learn about the successful Seattle/King County asthma pilot program, which was featured in the American Journal of Public Health! Its findings suggest that adding weatherization-plus-health structural interventions to an existing community health worker asthma home visit program results in greater benefits in asthma control and asthma-related quality of life. Hear practical tips on establishing an effective collaboration between a weatherization program, local public health department, school district nurses and community members.
Schools and Asthma
Tracey Mitchell (U.S. Environmental Protection Agency), Kim Tierney (Multnomah County Health Department), Drs. Steven Dziabis and Allen Frommelt (Peach State Health Plan), May Chin and Sherry Dong (Tufts Medical Center).
20 May 2014
Learn how three award winners leveraged partnerships and championed local, state and federal collaborations to better manage asthma in their communities. Hear more from these experts on advocating for direct reimbursement from managed care providers, targeting specific populations and tailoring your interventions, and creating age-appropriate educational materials to reinforce asthma management plans.
Schools and Asthma
Tracy Enger (U.S. Environmental Protection Agency), Yolanda Cuevas (Los Angeles Unified School District), Teresa Lampmann (The Pediatric/Adult Asthma Coalition of New Jersey)
1 May 2014
Hear two unique case studies on leveraging school resources to address asthma disparities in student populations and reduce school absenteeism due to asthma. Learn how the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) successfully addressed the 10 percent asthma rate in the district’s diverse student population. Then, hear how The Pediatric/Adult Asthma Coalition of New Jersey (PACNJ), created a unified method of care for asthma and successfully raised awareness about New Jersey laws related to asthma management in schools.
Dr. Floyd Malveaux (The Merck Childhood Asthma Network, Inc.), Anne Markus (The George Washington University School of Public Health and Health Services), Francisco Ramirez (Costa Salud Community Health Center), Dr. Andrew Arthur (El Rio Community Health Center), Susan Snyder (Cherry Street Health Services), and Celia Hightower (El Rio Community Health Center)
20 February 2014
Learn about The Community Healthcare for Asthma Management and Prevention of Symptoms (CHAMPS) Program funded by The Merck Childhood Asthma Network, Inc. (MCAN). This webinar explores the challenges and opportunities in implementing the CHAMPS program in Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs).
Sustainable Financing
Brenda Doroski (U.S. EPA), Dr. Floyd Malveaux (The Merck Childhood Asthma Network, Inc.), Deirdra Stockmann (Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services), Kim Harris Tierney (Multnomah County Oregon’s Environmental Health Services)
13 February 2014
Hear ways that asthma programs may benefit from new opportunities in today’s changing healthcare landscape. Learn about the Medicaid reimbursement provision for non-medical providers delivering preventive care services and how to effectively engage your state Medicaid office and managed care plans on reimbursement for asthma care services. Hear recommendations and key steps taken by one program that advocated for and received approval from CMS for Medicaid reimbursement as a Targeted Case Management Program.


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