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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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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.

MCAN
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.

Targeted Home Environmental Interventions Webinar Series
Gema Dumitru, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
1 October 2009

Learn more about asthma control and multi-trigger, multi-component home intervention programs through the CDC Community Guide. Gema Dumitru from the CDC demonstrates the impact of these interventions on the quality of life, health care utilization and productivity for people with asthma; and presents the applicability, barriers to implementation, and additional benefits of these interventions.

Investing in Best Practices for Asthma
Tracy Enger (U.S. Environmental Protection Agency); Nancy Sutton (Asthma Control Program, Rhode Island Department of Health), Jean Zotter (Asthma Control Program, Massachusetts Department of Public Health)
6 December 2012

View this webinar to learn how you can help your state get ready for community health worker (CHW) reimbursement. Speakers Nancy Sutton and Jean Zotter discuss five readiness steps for reimbursement and how their programs are: *Promoting a common definition of CHWs* *Integrating standardized asthma education training into CHW training* *Securing partnerships and developing collaborations across an integrated care system* *Ensuring workforce standards for CHW services* *Developing cost-benefits models to evaluate the financial impact of CHWs on healthcare systems and policies*

MCAN
Dr. Floyd Malveaux (The Merck Childhood Asthma Network, Inc.), Dr. Noreen Clark (University of Michigan School of Public Health), Dr. Victoria Persky (University of Illinois at Chicago School of Public Health), Dr. Marielena Lara (RAND Corporation), Dr. Kimberly Uyeda (Los Angeles Unified School District), and Dr. Tyra Bryant-Stephens (Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia)
24 September 2013

Take a close look at how diverse settings influence childhood asthma care coordination program design. Presenters discuss care implementation through school district nursing services, urban pediatric health systems, federally qualified health centers, and in partnership with multiple providers and organizations.

MCAN
Dr. Floyd Malveaux (The Merck Childhood Asthma Network, Inc.), Susan Hoffman (National Association of School Nurses), Yolanda Cuevas (Los Angeles Unified School District), and Dr. Kimberly Uyeda (Los Angeles Unified School District)
29 March 2012

Take a close look at the opportunities and challenges of implementing asthma management programs in the school environment. This webinar highlights best practices from a unique program being implemented in the Los Angeles School District.

MCAN
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).

MCAN
Sara Rosenbaum (The George Washington University School of Public Health and Health Services), Katherine Horton (The George Washington University School of Public Health and Health Services), and Mary-Beth Harty (The George Washington University School of Public Health and Health Services)
13 September 2012

Explore the implications of The Affordable Care Act for childhood asthma advocates and stakeholders. This webinar takes a close look at the opportunities that exist within the legislation for advancing the field of childhood asthma and what advocates can do now to take advantage of new opportunities under health reform.

Schools and Asthma
Tracy Enger (U.S. Environmental Protection Agency); Andrea Faulken (U.S. Department of Education Green Ribbon Schools); Teresa Lampmann (The Pediatric/Adult Asthma Coalition of New Jersey); Marilyn Hammett (Louisiana Recovery School District), Kitty Hernlen (Georgia Health Sciences University)
12 September 2012

During this webinar, leading asthma experts with comprehensive school-based asthma management programs discuss several topics: how to collaborate with key partners to improve asthma management in schools; control asthma’s impact on students; improve student academic performance; understand the connection between effective asthma management in schools, and green and healthy indoor learning environments.

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.

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