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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This is the first webinar in the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Indoor Environments Division’s new webinar series: Solving for the Indoor Environmental Determinants of Health (IEDOH) in Asthma.
In the first webinar, Using Data to Prioritize In-Home IEDOH Interventions, learn from experts about—
- Asthma and environmental data collection and analysis from three different perspectives.
- Potential opportunities to use data to prioritize in-home environmental interventions and improve indoor environments for people with asthma.
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During Asthma Awareness Month each May, EPA recognizes leading asthma management programs for their in-home interventions through the National Environmental Leadership Award in Asthma Management. The 2023 winner is the Wisconsin Department of Health Services' Asthma Program!
Learn how the Wisconsin Asthma Program's successful strategies can apply to your own program.
Hear Michael Kent, Hazardous Materials Ombudsman for Contra Costa Health Services, discuss his reflections on building a county-level model for reimagining asthma care, climate resilience and equity in Contra Costa County, California, where cross-sector health care and weatherization partners address the indoor environmental determinants of health (IEDOH) to improve community asthma outcomes.
This session will highlight one model for connecting solutions in clinical asthma care and health care payments with housing, energy services and public health home visiting to address IEDOH in low-quality housing where children and adults are disproportionately exposed to air pollution and environmental triggers that exacerbate asthma. We will spotlight population health innovations that proactively identify and seek to reduce household exposures, particularly where asthma health burden is disproportionate.
Learn about Contra Costa’s strategies and how they can inform your program!
This is the second webinar in EPA’s three-part series on solutions for addressing indoor environmental determinants of health.
Experts from the Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, University of Cincinnati and Cincinnati Health Department discussed—
- Data and analysis solutions that communities can use to identify where indoor environmental factors may be contributing disproportionately to asthma health burden.
- Population health solutions designed to proactively identify at-risk children, connect them to clinical services, and reduce their household exposures to asthma triggers and air pollution indoors.
Learn from state experts about innovative approaches for financing environmental asthma home visits within Medicaid.
Participants will learn about—
- Technical solutions that state health care policymakers and community partners are pioneering to improve asthma outcomes, reduce health disparities and cultivate health equity.
- Innovations to address indoor environmental determinants of health (IEDOH) through clinic and community integration, such as asthma home visits with environmental interventions for children who need them for asthma control.
- Ways to collaborate between health care, public health, housing, community development, energy and others to put the latest IEDOH policies and science to work to improve asthma.
Winners of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s 2021 National Environmental Leadership Award in Asthma Management will share information about—
- The evolution of their asthma programs and how they’ve adapted during the current COVID-19 crisis.
- Successful strategies for effective in-home interventions to reduce in-home environmental triggers.
- Effective approaches to address asthma in communities with health disparities and inequities.
- Building a sustainable program through reimbursement and other funding options.
Join the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and experts from around the country for a live panel discussion about strategies for and lessons learned about delivering in-home asthma care and environmental interventions during the pandemic, including virtual home visits. Receive live feedback from the panel by participating in the question-and-answer session during the webinar.
The Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) Tools for Schools Program remains fully committed to our stakeholders who are working to ensure that schools are healthy places to work and learn.
This webinar series covers best ventilation and cleaning practices, intended to help school staff in responding to concerns in their facilities.
The three webinars include:
Let’s Clear the Air: Using Ventilation Practices to Promote Healthy IAQ in Schools: Learn about strategies for operating and maintaining efficient HVAC systems to provide clean and healthy air in schools. Apply findings from scientific research and guidance on ventilation to reduce the spread of viruses and bacteria using comprehensive IAQ plans and practices.
Cleaning for Health: Proactive Plans to Effectively Clean and Promote Healthy IAQ in Schools: Learn how to tailor your cleaning and maintenance plans and procedures to help implement cleaning guidance for schools and reduce the spread of viruses and bacteria. Hear about strategies for training staff and building a capable, committed team to effectively implement robust procedures focused on cleaning for health.
What Schools Need to Know: Practices and Principles for Healthy IAQ and Reducing the Spread of Viruses: Learn about strategies for developing a comprehensive IAQ management plan to proactively prevent the spread of viruses and bacteria in schools. Identify key IAQ considerations that address a range of critical areas related to controlling the spread of diseases, including ventilation, filtration and air cleaning, cleaning/disinfection of high-contact surfaces, personal protective equipment (PPE), social distancing, and managing special spaces (e.g., toilets, sick rooms, etc.).
Learn how trained home visitors can help to find common asthma triggers in homes and discuss ways to reduce and remove these triggers. Removing asthma triggers from the home, along with proper medical care, can improve health. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Indoor Environments Division, with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Asthma and Community Health Branch and U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s Office of Lead Hazard Control and Healthy Homes, has developed the Asthma Home Environment Checklist and a new co-branded training slide set to share with attendees.