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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Schools and Asthma
Tracy Enger, Facilitator, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Indoor Environments Division; David Blake, Indoor Air Quality Specialist, Northwest Clean Air Agency, WA; Francine Locke, Director, Office of Environmental Management & Services, The School District of Philadelphia, PA
9 June 2016

Webinar participants will learn how to: 

  • Train staff to identify, recognize and address indoor environmental asthma triggers and perform the essential actions for effective asthma management in schools.
  • Design and successfully implement a staff training system as part of a sustainable IAQ management program.
  • Effectively use the School IAQ Assessment Mobile App—new technology featuring the IAQ Tools for Schools Action Kit—as a teaching tool to identify and reduce asthma triggers in the school environment.
  • Replicate successful strategies to reduce asthma attacks, increase attendance and improve academic performance through an effective staff training program and implementation of the IAQ Tools for Schools Framework.

Please fill out this questionnaire to obtain a certificate of completion.

Communities in Action: Leadership Voices Sharing Best Practices
Tracy Enger and David Rowson, EPA Indoor Environments Division
1 May 2007

Find out what EPA is doing to support community-based programs striving to deliver quality asthma care. Learn about five key drivers for improving asthma health outcomes that are grounded in the Asthma Health Outcomes Project and chronic care literature.

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.

Schools and Asthma
Dr. Robert Geller and Dr. Leslie Rubin, Emory Pediatric Environmental Health Specialty Unit
13 May 2010

Asthma experts Dr. Robert Geller and Dr. Leslie Rubin from the Emory Pediatric Environmental Health Specialty Unit share their expertise, best practices and resources schools can use to develop an asthma management program.

Julie Kennedy Lesch, Programs Manager, MCAN; Ryan Bailey, Business Analyst, Rho; Herman Mitchell, Vice President of Federal Operations, Rho; Dr. Andrew Arthur, Pediatrician, El Rio Community Health Center; Francisco Ramirez, Asthma Counselor, Costa Salud Community Health Center; Tracy Enger, U.S. EPA, Indoor Environments Division
3 December 2015

Learn about the effective MCAN implementation and evaluation tools, guidance documents and methodologies now available on, a community-based website connecting asthma programs and providing access to effective strategies and best practices in asthma management.

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.
Communities in Action: Leadership Voices Sharing Best Practices
Tracy Washington Enger (U.S. Environmental Protection Agency), Connie Kerrigan (Community Nursing and Women’s Services Manager, Parkview Health Comprehensive Asthma Education and Care Navigation), Cheryl Kimble (Asthma Action Team, Greenville Health System's Children's Hospital Center for Pediatric Medicine), Diane Rhodes (Assistant Director, Asthma Awareness Education Program, North East Independent School District)
28 May 2013

In this webinar, learn from 2013 National Environmental Leadership Award in Asthma Management winners as they share their strategies on how to effectively build, evaluate and sustain comprehensive asthma management programs. Learn about key components of their exceptional programs, a significant challenge each faced in growing their program’s success, and the lessons they learned.

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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.
Katherine Horton (The George Washington University Department of Health Policy), Mary Kusler (National Education Association), Janet Lowe (Saint Paul Public Schools), and Greg Morris (LEAnet)
30 January 2014

Learn the different reimbursement barriers and opportunities in paying for asthma management at school. This webinar describes public and private funding sources used by school districts to cover nursing services; examines recent legal changes to the “free care rule,” which is an obstacle to Medicaid reimbursement in schools; and discuss new ways to increase access to health services in schools. It also examines opportunities under health reform law and recent changes to federal Medicaid policy that could allow community health workers to help deliver preventive services to children in schools.

Program Evaluation Basics
Tom Chapel
22 October 2008

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.