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Summer 2018

Asthma Stakeholder Updates


Happy Asthma and Allergy Awareness Month!

Each year, the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA) declares May to be National Asthma and Allergy Awareness Month.

It's a peak season for those with asthma and allergies, and a perfect time to educate your patients, family, friends, co-workers and others about these diseases. Ideas for celebrating on social media


 

Free Webinar! May 22
Sustainable Strategies for Asthma Care:
Best Practices From the 2018 Asthma Award Winners

Attend this webinar to hear the winners of EPA’s 2018 National Environmental Leadership Award in Asthma Management share–

• Successful strategies for addressing asthma triggers, engaging community health workers (CHWs) and pursuing program sustainability.
• The benefits of forging strong partnerships with community organizations.
• Ways to effectively track data to measure key program outcomes and cost savings.
• Strategies for pursuing reimbursement through Medicaid and from health plans.

Learn more and register


 

NCHH's eLearning Modules and Technical Assistance

In collaboration with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), National Center for Healthy Housing (NCHH) has developed an eLearning and technical assistance platform to support the launch and growth of large-scale, evidence-based, sustainable asthma home visiting programs.

Watch free eLearning modules on topics like:
• Medicaid reimbursement opportunities and other financing options
• developing a business case
• scaling up
• referrals and eligibility
• staffing and training, supplies and services
• community resources
• evaluation and reporting

NCHH is also offering technical assistance to key state leaders to support them through the challenge of asthma home visiting program implementation. Learn more


 

2018 Midwest Regional Asthma Summit Planning

Planning is underway for the 2018 Midwest Regional Asthma Summit. Help our region move one step closer to our goal of supporting the growth of large-scale, evidence-based, sustainable asthma programs.

We are seeking leaders with a solid knowledge-base and experience level of in-home asthma financing and air quality work to help direct the goals of this year's summit. (People like you!)

If you'd like to share your ideas, challenges and discoveries in the work of asthma financing, let us know you are interested in our upcoming planning call.

I'm Interested!

Past Asthma Events

» Midwest Regional Asthma Summit
September 21, 2017 - Read Summit Summary & Next Steps

Health, housing and environmental professionals converged to discuss the successes, opportunities and challenges of financing in-home asthma care at the Midwest Regional Asthma Summit.

 

Presentations

The Business Case, Key Role of Data for Asthma Interventions
Ben Francisco, PhD, PNP-BC, AE-C, Director, Asthma Ready Communities, University of Missouri

Working with Medicaid to Advance Asthma Care & Education
Ben Francisco, PhD, PNP-BC, AE-C, Director, Asthma Ready Communities, University of Missouri
 
The Business Case and Using Data in Asthma Home Environmental Assessment Programs
Kevin Kennedy, MPH, CIEC, Director of the Center for Environmental Health, Children's Mercy

Asthma Care in the Real World
Shannon Melton, MPH, Director of Health Programs, Omaha Healthy Kids Alliance
Kat Vinton, Family Advocacy Manager, Omaha Healthy Kids Alliance
Carolyn Schaefer, BSN, RN, Case Manager/Coordinator, Polk County Health Department, Healthy Homes Des Moines
Kiersten Cooley, Family Outreach Specialist, Visiting Nurse Services of Iowa, Healthy Homes Des Moines

Funding In-Home Asthma Care Breakout
Julie Kuhn, MSW, Program Manager, Asthma CarePartners, Sinai Urban Health Institute
Facilitator: Katrin Kral, EPA, Indoor Environments Division

Credentials & Training: Are You Ready?
Kevin Kennedy, MPH, CIEC, Director of the Center for Environmental Health, Children's Mercy

Missouri Telehealth Network Presentation
Ben Francisco, PhD, PNP-BC, AE-C, Director, Asthma Ready Communities, University of Missouri

Making the Case to Decision Makers
Senator Tony Vargas, Nebraska State Legislature


Sponsors  

American Lung Association

WellCare of Nebraska

 


CONTACT


tonya bronleewe

Tonya Bronleewe
Program Manager
(316) 978-6638


leslie kimble

Leslie Kimble
Marketing & Event Coordinator
(316) 978-7460

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