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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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Sustainable Financing
Sheila Brown, EPA; Kate Hastings, SCG; Julian Rodriguez-Drix, Rhode Island Department of Health; Eric Armbrecht, Missouri Asthma Prevention and Control Program; Cliff Mitchell, Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene
3 May 2018

This webinar, the first in a three-part series, focuses on the diverse pathways to reimbursement through Medicaid.The ‘state of reimbursement’ around the country is a trending topic and many program leaders are eager to hear concrete examples about ways they can begin or continue down the path toward sustainable financing. This webinar highlights content that can be used to help participants understand of the various stages of readiness and action, the path each of the speakers has traveled, and what the next steps are for each. Speakers offer lessons learned from their experiences and offer resources to help participants learn more.

Sustainable Financing
Michael McKnight, GHHI; Susan Steppe, Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital; Tracey Mitchell, EPA
16 January 2018

Learn how the 2015 National Environmental Leadership Award in Asthma Management winners Green & Healthy Homes Initiative (GHHI) and Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital collaborated on an innovative funding approach to address environmental asthma triggers in the homes of high-risk patients.

Community-based Asthma Management
Chris Regal, AHIP; Sherzod Abdukadirov, AHIP; Tracey Mitchell, EPA
23 May 2017

Learn key findings from AHIP's Asthma Assessment and how EPA's collaborative agreement with AHIP is working to support communities to deliver sustainable in-home environmental asthma interventions.

Communities in Action: Leadership Voices Sharing Best Practices
Bridget Burke, Health Care Service Corporation; Kathleen Bowden, Children’s Hospital of Richmond at VCU; Amelia Fay-Berquist, Esperanza Community Housing
16 May 2017

This webinar shares best practices from the 2017 National Environmental Leadership Award in Asthma Management winners on providing comprehensive asthma care and working to streamline the treatment and management of asthma.

Schools and Asthma
Tracy Enger, EPA; Diane Rhodes, North East Independent School District; Anne Kelsey Lamb, Regional Asthma Management and Prevention Program
4 May 2017

Learn how to harness the power of evaluation to develop a business case, a value proposition and a communication strategy that generate broader acceptance of, compliance with and funding for indoor air quality (IAQ) management, with a specific focus on reducing asthma triggers. This webinar is a continuation of EPA’s IAQ Knowledge-to-Action Professional Training Webinar Series. 

Sustainable Financing
Mariela Lopez, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency; Brenda Yamashita, Alameda County Public Health Department; Kevin Hamilton, Fresno AIM;
29 March 2017

This webinar discusses options for sustainably financing in-home asthma care services and provides examples from multiple programs working with Pay for Success models and other braided funding approaches.

Communities in Action: Leadership Voices Sharing Best Practices
Tracey Mitchell, EPA; Deborah Quint, IMPACT DC; Candice Pantor, IMPACT DC
25 January 2017

Hear how a past winner of the National Environmental Leadership Award in Asthma Management has evolved since winning the Award. Learn best practices for achieving positive asthma health outcomes and sustained programmatic success.

Investing in Best Practices for Asthma
Chris Regal, AHIP; Tracey Mitchell, EPA; Karen Meyerson, Priority Health; Karen E. Michael, The AmeriHealth Caritas Family of Companies
18 January 2017

Learn from previous winners how winning EPA’s National Environmental Leadership Award in Asthma Management can benefit your health plan! This webinar discusses the application process and provide insight on what it takes to win the award and how receiving the award can enhance your program.

Community-based Asthma Management
Moderator: Tracey Mitchell, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency; Presenters: Kevin Fahey, America’s Health Insurance Plans; Jill Heins Nesvold, American Lung Association of the Upper Midwest (ALAUM); Bridget Burke, Health Care Service Corporation (HCSC)
27 September 2016

Hear how a health plan organization successfully partnered with an asthma program to reduce asthma-related emergency department visits and the associated high costs for families. Learn how these programs collaborated on an asthma initiative that can be replicated across health care providers.
 

Schools and Asthma
Tracy Enger, Facilitator, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Indoor Environments Division; David Blake, Indoor Air Quality Specialist, Northwest Clean Air Agency, WA; Francine Locke, Director, Office of Environmental Management & Services, The School District of Philadelphia, PA
9 June 2016

Webinar participants will learn how to: 

  • Train staff to identify, recognize and address indoor environmental asthma triggers and perform the essential actions for effective asthma management in schools.
  • Design and successfully implement a staff training system as part of a sustainable IAQ management program.
  • Effectively use the School IAQ Assessment Mobile App—new technology featuring the IAQ Tools for Schools Action Kit—as a teaching tool to identify and reduce asthma triggers in the school environment.
  • Replicate successful strategies to reduce asthma attacks, increase attendance and improve academic performance through an effective staff training program and implementation of the IAQ Tools for Schools Framework.

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