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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
Brenda Doroski (U.S. Environmental Protection Agency), 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.
Schools and Asthma
Tracey Mitchell (U.S. Environmental Protection Agency), Laura Wheeler (Cedar Rapids School District), Teresa Lipsett-Ruiz (Universidad of Turabo)
24 September 2013
Learn innovative approaches for improving asthma outcomes in schools from two environmental health leaders who engaged school districts to take action on asthma. Laura Wheeler, a school nurse, champions asthma management for her district and shares tips and lessons learned for flood preparedness. Teresa Lipsett-Ruiz leads innovative interventions in over a hundred schools facing some of the highest asthma rates in the U.S. Both leaders discuss the ways in which their programs are grounded in EPA’s Indoor Air Quality Tools for Schools guidance.
Communities in Action: Leadership Voices Sharing Best Practices
Tracy Washington Enger (U.S. Environmental Protection Agency), Connie Kerrigan (Community Nursing and Women’s Services Manager, Parkview Health Comprehensive Asthma Education and Care Navigation), Cheryl Kimble (Asthma Action Team, Greenville Health System's Children's Hospital Center for Pediatric Medicine), Diane Rhodes (Assistant Director, Asthma Awareness Education Program, North East Independent School District)
28 May 2013
In this webinar, learn from 2013 National Environmental Leadership Award in Asthma Management winners as they share their strategies on how to effectively build, evaluate and sustain comprehensive asthma management programs. Learn about key components of their exceptional programs, a significant challenge each faced in growing their program’s success, and the lessons they learned. Read more about the Award winners here: http://www.asthmaawards.info/awards/winners/year/2013
Communities in Action: Leadership Voices Sharing Best Practices
Melissa Gutierrez Kapheim (Epidemiologist, Sinai Urban Health Institute, Sinai Health System), Andy Teitelman (Vice President, Resident Services, Chicago Housing Authority), Katrin Kral (U.S. Environmental Protection Agency)
16 May 2013
Helping Children Breathe and Thrive in Chicago Public Housing (HCBT) is an innovative pilot program between Sinai Urban Health Institute and the Chicago Housing Authority in six Chicago public housing developments. Recruited from the housing properties, Community Health Workers help families of children and adults with asthma by addressing their homes' environmental triggers, connecting them with health and social services, and teaching them asthma self-management skills. In this webinar Melissa Gutierrez Kapheim and Andy Teitelman share tips on collaboration between a community health organization and a public housing authority. They also share challenges and lessons they learned while jointly implementing HCBT.
Communities in Action: Leadership Voices Sharing Best Practices
Tracy Enger (U.S. Environmental Protection Agency), Dr. Dorr Dearborn (Mary Ann Swetland Professor of Environmental Health Sciences, Case Western Reserve University), Stuart Greenberg (Environmental Health Watch)
19 March 2013
Cleveland’s HUD-funded Case Healthy Homes & Patients Program (CHHAP) is an innovative community collaboration that achieved significant cost savings and improved outcomes among children with asthma. In this webinar Dr. Dorr Dearborn and Stuart Greenberg will discuss how CHHAP’s successful blend of in-home asthma education and targeted healthy homes remediation led to a 58.6 percent decrease in hospitalizations of children with asthma.
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*
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 Washington Enger (U.S. Environmental Protection Agency), Lisa Jordan (Easy Breathing at Connecticut Children’s Medical Center), Lisa Diaz (L.A. Care Health Plan), John Dowling (Michigan Department of Community Health, Asthma Prevention and Control Program), Melinda Shuler (The Regional Asthma Disease Management Program at Mission Children’s Hospital)
30 May 2012
Hear the 2012 National Environmental Leadership Award in Asthma Management winners as they share their best practices and strategies for addressing asthma disparities and building, evaluating and sustaining their comprehensive asthma management programs.
Investing in Best Practices for Asthma
Shawn M. Garvin (U.S. Environmental Protection Agency), Lauren Gordon (Mid-Atlantic for Children's Health and the Environment), Dr. Tyra Bryant-Stephens (Community Asthma Prevention Program, The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia), Dr. Kevin C. Osterhoudt (Mid-Atlantic Center for Children's Health and the Environment)
17 May 2012
Join Dr. Tyra Bryant-Stephens and Dr. Kevin C. Osterhoudt as they discuss asthma management in terms of environmental triggers. Topics covered include the role of environmental education in treating children with asthma and how including environmental conditions on medical charts can be helpful for determining effective treatments. Additionally, learn how physicians and other health care professionals can use Pediatric Environmental Health Specialty Units (PESHUs) for treating environmental health conditions.
Communities in Action: Leadership Voices Sharing Best Practices
Tracy Enger (U.S. Environmental Protection Agency), Amanda Reddy (New York State Health Neighborhoods Program) and Margaret Reid (Boston Public Health Commission)
1 February 2012
Listen to Amanda Reddy and Margaret Reid describe how their programs have formed effective collaborations to address healthy homes and asthma outcomes. Learn the value of designing a collaborative effort and accounting for results; the benefits of integrating environmental management throughout the continuum of clinical care; and the success behind evaluating strategies, assessments and interventions so that you can take action to increase healthy homes collaboration in your community.

May is Asthma Awareness Month

Participate in Asthma Awareness Month!

Each May, thousands of organizations across the U.S. join together for Asthma Awareness Month (AAM) in an effort to increase public awareness and improve the lives of children and families with asthma. Be part of this national effort to get asthma under control in communities nationwide!

Use the tools and resources identified below to plan and promote your program’s AAM activities and events.

Browse AAM Events

Check out the Events Calendar and use the widget on the lower left of the page to search for AAM events in your community!

Join the national effort in promoting Asthma Awareness. Put this widget on your Web page. Click here for the code!

Identify Partners in Your Community

Search the Community Program Profiles on AsthmaCommunityNetwork.org to find programs in your area to partner with and host events. Promote your events by posting them on the Events Calendar!

Find and Share Resources

Search the Resource Bank to inform your program’s work. The Resource Bank has everything from checklists and asthma action plans to education and outreach materials and community health worker tools.

To search for what you need, use the advanced search feature:

  1. Visit the Resource Bank.
  2. Click on the “show advanced search” button.
  3. Check the boxes under “Resource Category,” “Resource Type,” “Language,” “Literacy Level,” and “Target Audience” based on your resource needs.
  4. Click the “search” button at the bottom of the page.
  5. To start a new search, click the “start new search button.”

To share your program’s resources:

  1. Visit the Resource Bank.
  2. In the green box on the page, click the "add your resource" button.
  3. Complete the fields and upload your resource.
  4. Make sure to click the "save" button at the bottom of the page to add your resource.
  5. To add another resource, simply repeat steps 1-4 above.

Check out these Top Five Resources:

  1. The Breathe Easies
    EPA Asthma Team
  2. Putting Together the Pieces to Manage Childhood Asthma
    Merck Childhood Asthma Network, Inc.
  3. Help Your Child Gain Control Over Asthma
    EPA Asthma Team
  4. The Asthma Organizer
    Allergy & Asthma Network Mothers of Asthmatics
  5. Dusty the Asthma Goldfish and his Asthma Triggers Funbook
    EPA Asthma Team

Plan AAM Events

Download EPA’s Asthma Awareness Month Event Planning Kit, which features new ideas for outreach and awareness activities, tips for working with the media, success stories and much more.

Add AAM Events

Publicize your community’s AAM Event on the AsthmaCommunityNetwork.org Events Calendar. Make sure to designate it as an "Asthma Awareness Month" event so others can easily recognize that your event is part of this national effort.

Have Multiple Events?
Add each event separately to maximize your marketing impact. You’ll also be able to track how many people RSVP for each event.

Read and Share AAM Stories

After your event takes place, let other AsthmaCommunityNetwork.org members know how it went by writing a blog post. This is a quick, easy way to share your successes with the community. You can even upload pictures from your events! Your stories can also help others in planning their own successful events.

View Popular Videos, Podcasts and Webinars

Check out the videos, podcasts and webinars pages to learn about variety of asthma management topics.

 
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