Great Lakes Regional Asthma Summit
Great Lakes Regional Asthma Summit: Sustainable Funding for In-Home Asthma Interventions
June 8-9, 2016
The Great Lakes Regional Asthma Summit: Sustainable Funding for In-Home Asthma Interventions was organized and hosted by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Region 5 in Chicago, IL. The Summit was co-sponsored by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development in collaboration with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and the following planning committee partners: the American Lung Association, Anthem Indiana Medicaid, Asthma Network of West Michigan, Case Western Reserve University, Illinois Department of Public Health, Indiana State Department of Health, Michigan Department of Health and Human Services, Riley Hospital for Children, Sinai Urban Health Institute, and the Wisconsin Asthma Coalition.
This Summit brought together approximately 100 key stakeholders in public health, housing, environmental protection, and healthcare financing to support and identify sustainable funding for home-based asthma interventions.
The Great Lakes Regional Summit was designed to meet the following objectives:
- Showcase a variety of innovative programs and initiatives for delivering residential asthma interventions.
- Foster dialogue and collaborations to advance the availability of targeted in-home asthma interventions.
- Call for action to prioritize next steps towards achieving sustainable financing for in-home asthma interventions.
Wednesday, June 8, 2016
Current Landscapes and National Strategies
- Asthma Care Coverage Project Ara Janoyan, Director, National Health Policy, American Lung Association
- Partnerships to Promote Public Health-Health Care Collaboration and Reimbursement of Preventive Asthma Control StrategiesDr. Paul Garbe, Chief, Air Pollution and Respiratory Health Branch, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention; Tisa Vorce, Asthma Consultant, Michigan Asthma Prevention and Control Program, Michigan Department of Health & Human Services
- HUD’s Perspective on Creating Healthy Homes and Asthma Summit InitiativeMartin Nee, Division Director, Regional Management and Technical Services, Office of Lead Hazard Control and Healthy Homes, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development
- Building Your Workforce - Panel Discussion Hear about the various types of health workers that can perform asthma home services and learn about core competencies needed for home service providers.
Kevin Kennedy, Director, Environmental Health, Children’s Mercy Hospitals and Clinics; Karen Meyerson, Manager, Asthma Network of West Michigan; Gloria Seals, Senior Supervisor of Asthma Education, Sinai Urban Health Institute; Captain Michael Wright, Milwaukee Fire Department
- Building Your Workforce – Panelists’ Program Summaries
Thursday, June 9, 2016
Making Your Case and the Value of In-Home Asthma Management
- Sustainable Funding for In-Home Asthma InterventionsKaren Meyerson, Manager, Asthma Network of West Michigan
- Asthma Partners: An Innovative Care Management CollaborationJulie Kuhn, Supervisor of Program Initiatives, Sinai Urban Health Institute;Sally Szumlas, Vice President, Care Management & Quality, Family Health Network
- Treat the Streets: Paramedic Home VisitsDr. Nadia Krupp, Director, Riley Asthma Care Center, Riley Hospital for Children at Indiana University Health
Navigating the System – Strategies for Reimbursement
- Medicaid Opportunities for Asthma CareRuth Hughes, Associate Regional Administrator, Division of Medicaid and Children’s Health Operations, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services Region 5
- Minnesota Legislation: Enhancing Asthma Care ServicesCynthia Isaacson, Senior Manager of Lung Health, American Lung Association
Understanding the Funding Options
- Securing Sustainable Funding for Asthma Home VisitsKim Harris Tierney, Program Supervisor (Retired), Healthy Homes Asthma Program, Maternal Child and Family Health, Multnomah County Health Department
- Pathways Community HUB ModelDr. Sarah Redding, Co-Founder, The Pathways Community HUB Model
- Green and Healthy Homes Initiative Pay for Success ModelsRuth Ann Norton, President & CEO, Green & Healthy Homes Initiative