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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The Asthma Webinar on Housing Code Enforcement focused on how Boston's Breathe Easy at Home (BEAH) Team developed an innovative Web-based technology to link health care providers with public health service home inspections. Panelists discussed how the application of this technology enhances asthma management through clinician referral for public health services. You will also find the answers to all of the great questions asked during the webinar posted here.
* Margaret Reid, RN, BA, Director, Division of Healthy Homes and Community Support, Boston Public Health Commission
* Megan Sandel, MD, MPH, FAAP, Assistant Professor, Department of Pediatrics, Boston Medical Center
* Dion Irish, BS, MUA, Assistant Commissioner of Housing, City of Boston, Inspectional Services Department
* Amanda LaSane, BA, Breathe Easy at Home Program Coordinator, Boston Public Health Commission
Dr. Christina Christie of Claremont Graduate University presents an overview on gathering and using data for program bench-marking, improvement, and accountability. Drawing upon engaging field examples, Dr. Christie discusses key concepts and approaches for using data, as well as the importance of a comprehensive communications strategy to disseminate findings.
This webinar explores the concept and uses of Logic Models. Tom Chapel draws from examples in previous webinars to illustrate the approaches and considerations program planners and evaluators can use to employ this powerful tool.
This Webinar provides a deeper look into the initial steps of designing and implementing a program evaluation plan. discuss the who, why and how of engaging stakeholders in the program evaluation process and present examples drawn from asthma program evaluations at the state and local level.
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.
Discover how the Monroe Plan asthma program is implementing the five key drivers to achieve positive health outcomes. Learn about their process for building the system, measures of success, and how they track return on investment. Examine their strategies for sustaining their program to continue improving asthma care for children.
Learn about Neighborhood Health Plan’s Asthma In-Home Environmental Interventions, an evidence-based approach—grounded in the Inner City Asthma Study, to treating asthma that incorporates asthma education and environmental controls. Discover their comprehensive strategy for asthma management and prevention, tailored to achieve optimal asthma control for their patients.
Discover how America’s Health Insurance Plans — a national association supporting nearly 1,300 member companies — launched a national program to support health insurance plans as they design and offer comprehensive asthma management programs.
Learn how EPA is supporting the delivery of community-based asthma care through the Online Network. Discover how communities and health plans across the nation can join together to achieve positive health outcomes.
Hear about environmental triggers and the effectiveness of asthma education and environmental interventions on health outcomes across all risk levels. Learn how the “business case” was established for health care decision-making based on cost savings and cost effectiveness.