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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.

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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.

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.

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.

Schools and Asthma
Heidi LeSane and LaShon Blakely (U.S. Environmental Protection Agency), Dorothy Mabry (Department of Health and Human Services' Administration for Children and Families), Stephanie Hall (Georgia Department of Public Health)
24 October 2011

Listen to Heidi LeSane LaShon Blakely, Dorothy Mabry and Stephanie Hall share their experiences working with Head Start and Child Care communities in two Georgia counties to better integrate asthma education into program activities. Learn how you can apply their best practices and resources to create effective partnerships with federal, state and local agencies and integrate asthma education into your local Head Start and Child Care programs.

MCAN
Dr. Floyd Malveaux (The Merck Childhood Asthma Network, Inc.)
23 August 2011

Executive Director of the The Merck Childhood Asthma Network, Inc. (MCAN), Dr. Floyd Malveaux, presents findings how implementation of evidence-based interventions (EBI) can improve care and lower costs for children with asthma at the CMS Medicaid/CHIP Quality Conference.

MCAN
Dr. Floyd Malveaux (The Merck Childhood Asthma Network, Inc.), Dr. Leonard Jack (Xavier University of Louisiana), Dr. Tyra Bryant-Stephens (Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia), and Yolanda Cuevas (Los Angeles Unified School District)
13 April 2011

Representatives from The Merck Childhood Asthma Network, Inc. (MCAN) program sites explain the challenges, opportunities, and successes in implementing community-based asthma management.

Medical Legal Housing
Megan Sandel (National Center for Medical-Legal Partnership), Samantha Morton (Medical-Legal Partnership) and Marcia Peters (Medical-Legal Partnership)
15 June 2010

Learn about the value of medical-legal partnerships and how you can start one in your community. Megan Sandel, Samantha Morton and Marcia Peters demonstrate the benefits of medical-legal partnerships and its positive impact on housing conditions in asthma.

Schools and Asthma
Dr. Robert Geller and Dr. Leslie Rubin, Emory Pediatric Environmental Health Specialty Unit
13 May 2010

Asthma experts Dr. Robert Geller and Dr. Leslie Rubin from the Emory Pediatric Environmental Health Specialty Unit share their expertise, best practices and resources schools can use to develop an asthma management program.

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