EPA 2022 Award Winner Webinar: Innovative Strategies & Partnerships to Improve Asthma Outcomes Through a Comprehensive Approach
24 May 2022
Moderator: Tracey Mitchell, RRT, AE-C, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Nichole Shepard, M.P.H., EP-C, Asthma & Healthy Aging Program Manager, Utah Department of Health, Brian Roach, Assistant Director, Division of Medicaid and Health Financing, Utah Department of Health, Andrea M. Jensen, CHES®, AE-C, Asthma Program Coordinator, Utah County Health Department
Learn how the Utah Department of Health Asthma Program—
• Expanded the reach, effectiveness and sustainability of comprehensive asthma control services in Utah.
• Developed partnerships and a screening protocol to address high-risk clients’ social, mental, physical and emotional needs to help control their asthma.
• Established a home-visiting program shown to improve asthma outcomes, including a 75 percent reduction in asthma-related emergency department visits.
• Worked with payers to seek sustainable financing for the Utah Asthma Home Visiting Program, which included conducting a return-on-investment analysis that secured additional funding to expand the program to Medicaid members in rural fee-for-service areas.