(May 2013) Welcome! DCAsthma.org
provides a gateway to asthma programs and activities
in the District of Columbia, Maryland, Virginia, and beyond. For more information, contact Lisa A. Gilmore
(LinkedIn and bio) at
email@example.com or (202) 415-1962.
Announcements - May is Asthma Awareness
It’s time to control asthma blog by Kate Fink, FHI 360
Communication Officer, posted on World Asthma Day, May 7, 2013.
May 9, 2013: Allergy &
Asthma Day Capitol Hill 2013 presented
the Allergy & Asthma Network Mothers of Asthmatics (AANMA)
on Thursday, May 9, 9:00 AM–1:30
PM. Activities include
a Congressional Briefing with keynote speaker Apolo Anton Ohno and an
Allergy & Asthma Health Fair with free asthma and allergy screenings,
spirometry testing, and one-on-one consultations with allergists.
May 16, 2013:
to Control Asthma in Chicago’s Public Housing Using Community Health
Workers Webinar, Thursday, May 16, 2013, 2:00 PM–3:00 PM EDT,
hosted by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).
May 23, 2013: Attend the Asthma Science Café featuring Dr. Stephen Teach
of the IMPACT DC Asthma Clinic, Thursday, May 23, 2013, 5:00 PM–7:00
Busboys and Poets, 1025 5th Street NW, Washington, DC 20001, hosted by
the Clinical and Translational Science
Institute at Children’s National (CTSI-CN), a partnership of
Children's National Medical Center and The George Washington University.
Get your 2013 EPA
Event Planning Kit for Asthma Awareness Month (May) and World Asthma
Day (Tuesday, May 7).
Action Plan: Download fill-in-the-blank PDF forms in English and
Spanish (adapted by Children’s National Medical Center from original
form coordinated by the National Capital Asthma Coalition).
See "Resources from NACI
partners" at right for
useful tools, trainings, and
other resources for health care providers, schools, and patients from
the NHLBI's National
Asthma Control Initiative (NACI). Project findings are featured in the
NACI In the Know
Asthma Green Light Handbook
for Childcare Providers (PDF: 36 pages, 3.99 MB) developed through a
collaborative effort of DC DOH, UPO, and UDC through the
Research Infrastructure in Minority Institutions (RIMI Project).
Managing Asthma and Allergies in DC Schools: A Comprehensive Resource and
(PDF: 5,272 KB/228 pages) includes relevant laws, sample policies, and
forms; guidance for emergency management of asthma and anaphylaxis; and
recommendations, checklists, and classroom posters.
Physician Asthma Care Education (PACE).
Download and use
the updated PACE program to improve communication and
therapeutic techniques for managing asthma. PACE also provides instruction
on how to document, code, and improve
asthma counseling reimbursement. Developed by the
University of Michigan Center for Managing Chronic Disease and
Columbia University, the seminar has been found in two rigorous NHLBI-funded
studies to improve asthma care and outcomes.
Lisa A. Gilmore, MBA, MSW joins the Advisory Boards of
The Healthy House
Housekeeping Channel, and
Asthma & Physical Activity in the School
from the NHLBI.
National Asthma Control Initiative (NACI) partners:
Implementation Panel Report has
six key actions to help put the NAEPP's
asthma guidelines into practice.
Federal Action Plan to Reduce Racial and Ethnic Asthma Disparities.