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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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Investing in Best Practices for Asthma
Rita Carreon, America’s Health Insurance Plans
16 August 2007

Discover how America’s Health Insurance Plans — a national association supporting nearly 1,300 member companies — launched a national program to support health insurance plans as they design and offer comprehensive asthma management programs.

Investing in Best Practices for Asthma
Polly Hoppin, ScD, University of Massachusetts, Lowell
19 June 2007

Hear about environmental triggers and the effectiveness of asthma education and environmental interventions on health outcomes across all risk levels. Learn how the “business case” was established for health care decision-making based on cost savings and cost effectiveness.

Investing in Best Practices for Asthma
Closing Remarks - Tracy Enger and David Rowson, Environmental Protection Agency
19 June 2007

Hear participant poll results about challenges and successes with asthma education and environmental interventions. Learn how the Online Network supports strategies and information-sharing among community programs.

Investing in Best Practices for Asthma
Laurie Stillman, MMHS, Asthma Regional Council
19 June 2007

Learn about the history of the Asthma Regional Council, the astonishing asthma statistics in New England, and the Environmental Investments Initiative that became the foundation for the business case.

Investing in Best Practices for Asthma
Polly Hoppin and Laurie Stillman
19 June 2007

Learn about a recommended framework for implementing asthma education and environmental interventions and determine how your program can implement this framework which is grounded in the business case analysis. Hear about the recommended mechanisms of implementation for public and private payers, health care groups and employees, and policymakers.

Investing in Best Practices for Asthma
Introduction —Tracy Enger and David Rowson, Environmental Protection Agency
19 June 2007

Learn about the vision for the Communities in Action for Asthma-Friendly Environments Initiative and how EPA is mobilizing communities.

Investing in Best Practices for Asthma
Molly Jacobs, MPH, University of Massachusetts, Lowell
19 June 2007

Discover the literature reviewed and studies evaluated during the development of the business case. Learn about the evidence on costs for both asthma education and environmental interventions. Listen to how this literature is in practice and benefiting two health plans: Optima Health and the Monroe Plan for Medical Care.

Communities in Action: Leadership Voices Sharing Best Practices
Asthma Alliance of Indianapolis (IN) - Robin Costley, Marion County Health Department
3 May 2007

Learn about how the Asthma Alliance of Indianapolis (IN) has integrated the key drivers, including a two-step approach to environmental home visits, a partnership with Head Start, and a unique Asthma Referral Service.

Communities in Action: Leadership Voices Sharing Best Practices
Genesee County Childhood Asthma Taskforce (MI) - Jan Roberts, Hurley Medical Center
3 May 2007

Hear about the successful programs and tools that the Genesee County Childhood Asthma Taskforce has put into place through strong collaborations and partnerships, including the In-Home Assessment Tool (IHAT) and Asthma 101 education classes.

Communities in Action: Leadership Voices Sharing Best Practices
Priority Health (MI) - Mary Cooley, Priority Health
3 May 2007

Learn how Priority Health, a nonprofit health plan serving more than 19,000 people with asthma in 43 Michigan counties, formed a partnership with the Asthma Network of Western Michigan, a local multi-county asthma coalition, to achieve positive results.

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