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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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MCAN
Dr. Floyd Malveaux (The Merck Childhood Asthma Network, Inc.), Dr. Chanda Nicole Holsey (Association of Asthma Educators), Ellen O’Kelley (Association of Asthma Educators), Kristi Isaac Rapp (Xavier University of Louisiana), and Dr. Denise Woodall-Ruff (Daughters of Charity Services of New Orleans)
6 June 2013

Expand the traditional healthcare team to include asthma educators/counselors/coordinators could close the gap in care for children with asthma. Learn the barriers to the wide-spread integration of the asthma educator, which includes limited reimbursement for educational and counseling services despite a national standardized certification process and minimal awareness about the role and benefits of these professionals.

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.

MCAN
Jean Zotter (Massachusetts Department of Public Health), Dr. Monica Le (Massachusetts Medicaid), Stacey Chacker (Health Resources in Action), and Dr. Floyd Malveaux (The Merck Childhood Asthma Network, Inc.)
6 February 2013

Take a close look at new and ongoing efforts underway in Massachusetts to address the burden of childhood asthma through delivery system innovations and new reimbursement models that promote community-based interventions to reduce asthma triggers in homes and community settings.

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
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 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.

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