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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Community-based Asthma Management
Carolyn Ferguson, Environmental Justice Manager, Red Hook Initiative; • Kara Smith, LMSW, Red Hook Community Health Network Manager, Red Hook Initiative; Adam Haber, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Computational Biology & Environmental Health, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health; Elizabeth A. Samuels, M.D., M.P.H., M.H.S., Associate Professor, UCLA Emergency Medicine; Ellen Hutti, M.P.H., Epidemiologist, St. Louis County Department of Public Health
25 October 2023


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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Community-based Asthma Management
Moderator: Tracey Mitchell, RRT, AE-C, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Speaker: Cristine Rameker, M.P.H., Wisconsin Asthma Program Manager, Wisconsin Department of Health Services, Carrie Tomasallo, M.P.H., Ph.D., Environmental Epidemiology and Surveillance Section Manager, Wisconsin Department of Health Services, Megan Elderbrook, M.P.H., CHES, Wisconsin Asthma Program Epidemiologist, Wisconsin Department of Health Services
23 May 2023

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. 

Community-based Asthma Management
Moderator: Tracey Mitchell, RRT, AE-C, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Speaker: Michael Kent, Hazardous Materials Ombudsman for Contra Costa Health Services
29 March 2023

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!

Community-based Asthma Management
Andrew Beck, M.D., M.P.H., Associate Professor, University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, and Attending Physician, Divisions of General and Community Pediatrics and Hospital Medicine, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center; Lisa K. Crosby, D.N.P., APRN, CNP, Advanced Practice Provider Clinical Director for Primary Care, School-Based Health Centers and Outpatient Medical/Surgical Subspecialties, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center; Patrick H. Ryan, Ph.D., M.S., Professor, Department of Pediatrics and Department of Environmental Health, University of Cincinnati College of Medicine; Maryse Amin, Ph.D., Assistant Health Commissioner, Cincinnati Health Department
13 December 2022

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.
Sustainable Financing
Moderator: Tracy Washington Enger, Indoor Environments Division, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Kate Hastings, Senior Policy Expert, The Scientific Consulting Group, Inc., Lori Copan Chief, Exposure Prevention and Education Section, Center for Healthy Communities, California Department of Public Health, Dana Durham Chief, Managed Care, Quality and Monitoring Division, California Department of Health Care Services
13 September 2022


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.
Community-based Asthma Management
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
24 May 2022
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.
Community-based Asthma Management
Moderator: Tracey Mitchell, RRT, AE-C, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Presenters: • Kevin D. Hamilton, RRT, Co-Director and CEO, Central California Asthma Collaborative; • Keri Carstairs, M.D., M.B.A., FACEP, FAAP, Chief Population Health Officer, Rady Children’s Hospital–San Diego
26 May 2021

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.
Community-based Asthma Management
Tyra Bryant-Stephens, M.D., Director, Community Asthma Prevention Program, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (Pennsylvania); Anne Kelsey Lamb, M.P.H., Director, Regional Asthma Management and Prevention (RAMP) (California); Ellen Tohn, Principal, Tohn Environmental Strategies, LLC (National); Kevin Kennedy, M.P.H., Director, Environmental Health Program, Children’s Mercy Kansas City (Missouri)
26 January 2021

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.

Schools and Asthma
Andrew Persily, Ph.D., Chief, Energy and Environment Division, Engineering Laboratory, National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST); Lisa Ng, Ph.D., Mechanical Engineer, Indoor Air Quality and Ventilation Group in the Energy and Environment Division, Engineering Laboratory, NIST; Raj Setty, P.E., LEED AP, President of Setty, Member of the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE), ASHRAE Schools Technical Task Force; Fred Remelius, Director of Operations, Upper Merion Area School District, PA; Shawna Cragun, Custodial Services Director, Davis School District, UT; Mike Jones, Director of Custodial Servies, Columbia Schools , MO; Mervin Brewer, Assistant Custodial Supervisor, Salt Lake City School District, UT; Ricky Martinez, Assistant Custodial Supervisor, Salt Lake City School District, UT; Greg Whiteley, Ph.D., Chairman, Whiteley Corporation, Adjunct Fellow, School of Medicine, Western Sydney University, Australia; Prof. Richard Shaughnessy, Ph.D., Director, Indoor Air Quality Research Program, University of Tulsa, OK; Prof. Mark Hernandez, Ph.D., PE, S.J. Archuleta Professor of Civil Engineering, University of Colorado at Boulder, CO
4 September 2020

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.).

Community-based Asthma Management
Presenters: Tracey Mitchell, RRT, AE-C, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Washington D.C.; Ginger L. Chew, Sc.D., Deputy Associate Director of Science, CDC Division of Environmental Health Science and Practice; Eugene Pinzer, CIH, Senior Environmental Scientist, HUD Office of Lead Hazard Control and Healthy Homes
28 July 2020

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.