Baltimore Summit

Baltimore Regional Summit on Pediatric Home Asthma Interventions

Regional Summit on Pediatric Home Asthma Interventions
Friday, January 17, 2014
Baltimore, MD

This event was the third in a series of local meetings supported by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development in collaboration with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. The meetings are designed to promote the value of home-based interventions in the homes of children with poorly controlled asthma and accelerate the creation of reimbursement mechanisms by local/regional health insurance providers. The initial meeting was held in Cleveland on September 21, 2012 and was hosted by the Healthy Homes Advisory Council of Greater Cleveland and the Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine. Children’s Mercy Hospital in Kansas City, Missouri hosted the second summit on June 5, 2013.

The University of Maryland School of Nursing and the Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene co-hosted the January 17th event featuring national leaders, administrators from state Medicaid plans and private health plans, and leaders of community-based asthma programs already receiving reimbursement. Opening remarks were provided by Jon Gant, JD, Director, Office of Healthy Homes, Dept. of Housing and Urban Development and Laura Herrera, MD, MPH, Deputy Secretary for Public Health Services, Maryland Department of Health & Mental Hygiene.

Friday, January 17, 2014



  • Opportunities for Prevention and Access to Healthcare Under the Affordable Care Act and Medicaid Dalton Paxman, PhD, Regional Health Administrator, HHS/OASH/Region III and Stephen Cha, MD, MSHR, Chief Medical Officer, Center for Medicaid and CHIP Services
  • Key Federal Policies and Strategies Paul Garbe, DVM, MPH, Chief, Air Pollution and Respiratory Health Branch, National Center for Environmental Health, CDC and Peter Ashley, DrPH, Director, Policy and Standards Division, HUD Office of Healthy Homes and Lead Hazard Control
  • Business Case for Home Asthma Interventions Stacey Chacker, Director,New England Asthma Regional Council and Karen Meyerson, MSN, RN, Manager, Asthma Network of West Michigan
  • Demonstrating Your Program’s Value Brenda Doroski, Director, Center for Asthma and Schools, EPA Asthma Program
  • The Value of In-Home Interventions: Health Plan Perspectives Mary Cooley, RN, BSN, MS, CCM, Director, Care Management, Priority Health and Cindy Cookson, Asthma Care Manager, Neighborhood Health Plan
  • Existing Programs and Approaches Ruth Ann Norton, Executive Director, Green & Healthy Homes Initiative®; Pat McLaine, DrPH, MPH, RN, Assistant Professor, Community Public Health Specialty Director, University of Maryland School of Nursing; Tyra Bryant-Stephens, MD, Director, Community Asthma, Prevention Program, The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia; Pierre Erville, JD, MS, Associate Director, Washington, DC Department of the Environment, Lead and Healthy Housing Division; Kim Harris-Tierney, MPH, Program Supervisor, Multnomah County Environmental Health, Oregon
  • Open Forum: Addressing Challenges to Implementation Katie Horton, RN, MPH, JD, Childhood Asthma Leadership Coalition, George Washington University; Rebecca Morley, MS, Executive Director, National Center for Healthy Housing; and Alisa Haushalter, DPN, RN, Director, Health Care Engagement, Nemours Health and Prevention Services