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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.

Asthma Webinars

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Sustainable Financing
Brenda Doroski (U.S. EPA), Dr. Floyd Malveaux (The Merck Childhood Asthma Network, Inc.), Deirdra Stockmann (Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services), Kim Harris Tierney (Multnomah County Oregon’s Environmental Health Services)
13 February 2014

Hear ways that asthma programs may benefit from new opportunities in today’s changing healthcare landscape. Learn about the Medicaid reimbursement provision for non-medical providers delivering preventive care services and how to effectively engage your state Medicaid office and managed care plans on reimbursement for asthma care services. Hear recommendations and key steps taken by one program that advocated for and received approval from CMS for Medicaid reimbursement as a Targeted Case Management Program.

MCAN
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.

Schools and Asthma
Tracey Mitchell (U.S. Environmental Protection Agency), Laura Wheeler (Cedar Rapids School District), Teresa Lipsett-Ruiz (Universidad of Turabo)
24 September 2013

Learn innovative approaches for improving asthma outcomes in schools from two environmental health leaders who engaged school districts to take action on asthma. Laura Wheeler, a school nurse, champions asthma management for her district and shares tips and lessons learned for flood preparedness. Teresa Lipsett-Ruiz leads innovative interventions in over a hundred schools facing some of the highest asthma rates in the U.S. Both leaders discuss the ways in which their programs are grounded in EPA’s Indoor Air Quality Tools for Schools guidance.

MCAN
Dr. Floyd Malveaux (The Merck Childhood Asthma Network, Inc.), Dr. Noreen Clark (University of Michigan School of Public Health), Dr. Victoria Persky (University of Illinois at Chicago School of Public Health), Dr. Marielena Lara (RAND Corporation), Dr. Kimberly Uyeda (Los Angeles Unified School District), and Dr. Tyra Bryant-Stephens (Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia)
24 September 2013

Take a close look at how diverse settings influence childhood asthma care coordination program design. Presenters discuss care implementation through school district nursing services, urban pediatric health systems, federally qualified health centers, and in partnership with multiple providers and organizations.

MCAN
Dr. Floyd Malveaux (The Merck Childhood Asthma Network, Inc.), Dr. Chanda Nicole Holsey (Association of Asthma Educators), Ellen O’Kelley (Association of Asthma Educators), Kristi Isaac Rapp (Xavier University of Louisiana), and Dr. Denise Woodall-Ruff (Daughters of Charity Services of New Orleans)
6 June 2013

Expand the traditional healthcare team to include asthma educators/counselors/coordinators could close the gap in care for children with asthma. Learn the barriers to the wide-spread integration of the asthma educator, which includes limited reimbursement for educational and counseling services despite a national standardized certification process and minimal awareness about the role and benefits of these professionals.

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.

Read more about the Award winners here: http://www.asthmaawards.info/awards/winners/year/2013

Communities in Action: Leadership Voices Sharing Best Practices
Melissa Gutierrez Kapheim (Epidemiologist, Sinai Urban Health Institute, Sinai Health System), Andy Teitelman (Vice President, Resident Services, Chicago Housing Authority), Katrin Kral (U.S. Environmental Protection Agency)
16 May 2013

Helping Children Breathe and Thrive in Chicago Public Housing (HCBT) is an innovative pilot program between Sinai Urban Health Institute and the Chicago Housing Authority in six Chicago public housing developments. Recruited from the housing properties, Community Health Workers help families of children and adults with asthma by addressing their homes' environmental triggers, connecting them with health and social services, and teaching them asthma self-management skills.

In this webinar Melissa Gutierrez Kapheim and Andy Teitelman share tips on collaboration between a community health organization and a public housing authority. They also share challenges and lessons they learned while jointly implementing HCBT.

Communities in Action: Leadership Voices Sharing Best Practices
Tracy Enger (U.S. Environmental Protection Agency), Dr. Dorr Dearborn (Mary Ann Swetland Professor of Environmental Health Sciences, Case Western Reserve University), Stuart Greenberg (Environmental Health Watch)
19 March 2013

Cleveland’s HUD-funded Case Healthy Homes & Patients Program (CHHAP) is an innovative community collaboration that achieved significant cost savings and improved outcomes among children with asthma. In this webinar Dr. Dorr Dearborn and Stuart Greenberg will discuss how CHHAP’s successful blend of in-home asthma education and targeted healthy homes remediation led to a 58.6 percent decrease in hospitalizations of children with asthma.

MCAN
Jean Zotter (Massachusetts Department of Public Health), Dr. Monica Le (Massachusetts Medicaid), Stacey Chacker (Health Resources in Action), and Dr. Floyd Malveaux (The Merck Childhood Asthma Network, Inc.)
6 February 2013

Take a close look at new and ongoing efforts underway in Massachusetts to address the burden of childhood asthma through delivery system innovations and new reimbursement models that promote community-based interventions to reduce asthma triggers in homes and community settings.

Investing in Best Practices for Asthma
Tracy Enger (U.S. Environmental Protection Agency); Nancy Sutton (Asthma Control Program, Rhode Island Department of Health), Jean Zotter (Asthma Control Program, Massachusetts Department of Public Health)
6 December 2012

View this webinar to learn how you can help your state get ready for community health worker (CHW) reimbursement. Speakers Nancy Sutton and Jean Zotter discuss five readiness steps for reimbursement and how their programs are: *Promoting a common definition of CHWs* *Integrating standardized asthma education training into CHW training* *Securing partnerships and developing collaborations across an integrated care system* *Ensuring workforce standards for CHW services* *Developing cost-benefits models to evaluate the financial impact of CHWs on healthcare systems and policies*

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