Asthma Webinars

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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Program Evaluation Basics
Moderator: Tracey Mitchell, RRT, AE-C, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Washington D.C. Presenters: Kevin Kennedy, M.P.H., CIEC, Program Director for the Environmental Health Program Children's Mercy Kansas City, Missouri, Ben Francisco, Ph.D., PNP, AE-C, Associate Teaching Professor, Pediatric Pulmonary Medicine and Allergy, University of Missouri Health Care, Columbia, Missouri
30 July 2019


Attendees will hear from experts with Children’s Mercy Kansas City and the University of Missouri School of Medicine about what it takes to collect and analyze data effectively. Find out how programs around the country are using data to support and demonstrate real results in children with uncontrolled asthma and the difference data makes in sustaining your program for long-term success.

Community-based Asthma Management
Moderator: Erin McTigue, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Region 10, Presenters: Matthew Hayashi, Principal Organizational Development and Leadership Consultant, Headwater People Consulting, Shawn Blackshear, Acting Director, Portland Area Division of Environmental Health Services, Indian Health Service’s Yakama Field Office.
23 July 2019

On today’s webinar, “Opportunities for In-Home Asthma Care in Native Communities: A Northwest Initiative and Tribal Pilot Project” we feature Matthew Echohawk Hayashi, Principal Organizational Development and Leadership Consultant, Headwater People Consulting, and Shawn Blackshear, Acting Director, Portland Area Division of Environmental Health Services, Indian Health Service’s Yakama Field Office. I will also be speaking on EPA Region 10’s role in this work.

In the webinar, you will learn about:

  • Lessons from a 5-year effort to build capacity and explore sustainable funding for asthma in-home environmental interventions in Native communities.
  • Guidance about how a multidisciplinary team was formed with tribes, federal partners, and state and local organizations, including the importance of involving tribal voices in program design.
  • Firsthand experiences from a leader of a home-visiting program in a tribal community in Washington state.
  • Opportunities and barriers to expanding in-home asthma care in Native communities.
Community-based Asthma Management
Moderator: Tracey Mitchell, RRT, AE-C, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Presenters: Matt Siemer and Amy Bain, MSN, APN, CPNP, Mobile Care Chicago, Ian Sheets, Omaha Healthy Kids Alliance, Ashley Fogarty, MPH, Rhode Island Department of Health
23 May 2019


This webinar highlights successful strategies from the 2019 National Environmental Leadership Award Winners. 

Listeners will hear:
•Successful strategies for effective in-home interventions and critical asthma education.
•Innovative and diverse community-based partnerships that can further your program's impact.
•Methods to use data to measure key program outcomes and improve return on investment.
•Models for providing the full continuum of asthma care.
Program Evaluation Basics
Tracey Mitchell, EPA; Erica Marshall, Massachusetts Department of Public Health; Anjali Nath, Boston Public Health Commission
11 September 2018

This webinar, the second in a three-part series, features speakers from the Boston Public Health Commission and Massachusetts Department of Public Health. Learn how the Environmental Scoring System has helped their asthma home visiting programs quantitatively assess asthma triggers. In addition to highlighting their evaluation results, our speakers describe the tool’s potential for use in other asthma programs.

Community-based Asthma Management
Tracey Mitchell, EPA; Kimberlee Honda, Pediatric Asthma and Allergy Clinici at Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital; Dr. Tyra Bryant-Stephens, Community Asthma Prevention Program at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
22 May 2018

Hear winners of EPA’s 2018 National Environmental Leadership Award in Asthma Management share successful strategies for addressing asthma triggers, engaging community health workers and pursuing program sustainability.

Sustainable Financing
Sheila Brown, EPA; Kate Hastings, SCG; Julian Rodriguez-Drix, Rhode Island Department of Health; Eric Armbrecht, Missouri Asthma Prevention and Control Program; Cliff Mitchell, Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene
3 May 2018

This webinar, the first in a three-part series, focuses on the diverse pathways to reimbursement through Medicaid. The ‘state of reimbursement’ around the country is a trending topic and many program leaders are eager to hear concrete examples about ways they can begin or continue down the path toward sustainable financing. This webinar highlights content that can be used to help participants understand of the various stages of readiness and action, the path each of the speakers has traveled, and what the next steps are for each. Speakers offer lessons learned from their experiences and offer resources to help participants learn more.

Sustainable Financing
Michael McKnight, GHHI; Susan Steppe, Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital; Tracey Mitchell, EPA
16 January 2018

Learn how the 2015 National Environmental Leadership Award in Asthma Management winners Green & Healthy Homes Initiative (GHHI) and Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital collaborated on an innovative funding approach to address environmental asthma triggers in the homes of high-risk patients.

Community-based Asthma Management
Chris Regal, AHIP; Sherzod Abdukadirov, AHIP; Tracey Mitchell, EPA
23 May 2017

Learn key findings from AHIP's Asthma Assessment and how EPA's collaborative agreement with AHIP is working to support communities to deliver sustainable in-home environmental asthma interventions.

Communities in Action: Leadership Voices Sharing Best Practices
Bridget Burke, Health Care Service Corporation; Kathleen Bowden, Children’s Hospital of Richmond at VCU; Amelia Fay-Berquist, Esperanza Community Housing
16 May 2017

This webinar shares best practices from the 2017 National Environmental Leadership Award in Asthma Management winners on providing comprehensive asthma care and working to streamline the treatment and management of asthma.

Schools and Asthma
Tracy Enger, EPA; Diane Rhodes, North East Independent School District; Anne Kelsey Lamb, Regional Asthma Management and Prevention Program
4 May 2017

Learn how to harness the power of evaluation to develop a business case, a value proposition and a communication strategy that generate broader acceptance of, compliance with and funding for indoor air quality (IAQ) management, with a specific focus on reducing asthma triggers. This webinar is a continuation of EPA’s IAQ Knowledge-to-Action Professional Training Webinar Series.