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.
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The first session in this series, this Webinar provides an overview of the steps and standards of the CDC Framework for Program Evaluation in Public Health. Nationally recognized evaluation expert Tom Chapel presents some of the typical challenges encountered in trying to do good program evaluation and shows how the Framework offers practical solutions to surmount these challenges to produce evaluation designs most likely to yield findings that can be used for program improvement.
Learn about Neighborhood Health Plan’s Asthma In-Home Environmental Interventions, an evidence-based approach—grounded in the Inner City Asthma Study, to treating asthma that incorporates asthma education and environmental controls. Discover their comprehensive strategy for asthma management and prevention, tailored to achieve optimal asthma control for their patients.
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.
Learn how EPA is supporting the delivery of community-based asthma care through the Online Network. Discover how communities and health plans across the nation can join together to achieve positive health outcomes.
Discover how the Monroe Plan asthma program is implementing the five key drivers to achieve positive health outcomes. Learn about their process for building the system, measures of success, and how they track return on investment. Examine their strategies for sustaining their program to continue improving asthma care for children.
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.
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.
Learn about the vision for the Communities in Action for Asthma-Friendly Environments Initiative and how EPA is mobilizing communities.
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.
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.