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
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.

Please fill out this questionnaire to obtain a certificate of completion.

Community-based Asthma Management
Stacey Chacker, Director, Asthma Regional Council, New England Asthma Innovative Collaborative; Dr. Samuel DeLeon, Senior Vice President for Medical Affairs and Chief Medical Officer, Urban Health Plan; Bradley Kramer, Asthma Program Manager, Public Health, Public Health—Seattle & King County; Dr. Andrea D. Gelzer, Senior Vice President, Corporate Chief Medical Officer, AmeriHealth Caritas
25 May 2016

Hear successful strategies from the 2016 National Environmental Leadership Award in Asthma Management winners on how building an effective asthma care team is a critical to providing comprehensive asthma care. Learn best practices for establishing your asthma care workforce and coordinating care with community partners. Discover how a strong workforce can serve as a building block for your program’s business case for future funding opportunities.

Communities in Action: Leadership Voices Sharing Best Practices
Natalie M. Slaughter, AHIP; Tracey Mitchell, EPA; Woody Kageler, Nurtur; Mary Cooley, Priority Health;Anna Hamedani, L.A. Care Health Plan; John Pruett, Neighborhood Health Plan
7 January 2016

This webinar informs health plan leaders about the 2016 EPA National Environmental Leadership Award in Asthma Management application and process. This includes information on the value of gaining national recognition through the EPA Leadership Award, a discussion of common health plan challenges to applying and recommendations for addressing challenges, and additional resources for health plans interested in gaining national recognition through the EPA Leadership Award.

Julie Kennedy Lesch, Programs Manager, MCAN; Ryan Bailey, Business Analyst, Rho; Herman Mitchell, Vice President of Federal Operations, Rho; Dr. Andrew Arthur, Pediatrician, El Rio Community Health Center; Francisco Ramirez, Asthma Counselor, Costa Salud Community Health Center; Tracy Enger, U.S. EPA, Indoor Environments Division
3 December 2015

Learn about the effective MCAN implementation and evaluation tools, guidance documents and methodologies now available on, a community-based website connecting asthma programs and providing access to effective strategies and best practices in asthma management.

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.


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