www.DCAsthma.org Education Programs

Home
Asthma Programs
News & Resources
Coalition History
Asthma Action Plans
Asthma Presentations
Asthma Data
Schools
Coaches
Adults & Parents
Professionals
4Kidz & Youth
Education Programs
En Espańol

Education and Training Resources:

bullet

NEW: Register now for the EPA IAQ Master Class Professional Training Webinar Series: Clean Bill of Health: How Effective Cleaning and Maintenance Can Improve Health Outcomes in Your School. Thursday, June 4, 2015 Webinar: 1:00–2:00 p.m. EDT | Q&A session: 2:00–2:30 p.m. EDT, hosted by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)

bullet

NEW: Healthcare Financing of Healthy Homes. This new resource library from the National Center for Healthy Homes provides examples and strategies for financing home-based asthma programs and related services.

bullet

NEW: Tools for your clinical practice from the Asthma Quality Improvement (QI) Learning Collaborative conducted by the Children’s National Health Network are available online.

bullet

The Health & Environment Program from the National Environmental Education Foundation (NEEF) offers resources for incorporating environmental health into health care provider practice and education in English and Spanish.

bullet

Asthma Management and Education Online is a free self-paced continuing education (CE) program for allied health professionals from the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America. Earn credits for learning about the NAEPP’s “Four Components of Asthma Management,” based on the latest clinical guidelines.

bullet

Building an Asthma Care Homea 60-minute pre-recorded online professional education webinarand other tools from the Association of Clinicians for the Underserved.

bullet

Office of Lead Hazard Control and Healthy Homes webpage from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development includes links to asthma-related healthy homes fact sheets, training programs, and outreach materials, including the Help Yourself to a Healthy Home booklet.

bullet

Asthma Online Tool Kit from the National Association of School Nurses (NASN). NASN's tool kit includes online asthma continuing education and a Joint Statement on Improving Asthma Management in Schools recommending that, "All school systems should adopt and implement a comprehensive plan for the management of asthma that is based on current research and best practices." as well as, "...an environmental assessment and management plan that addresses environmental asthma triggers."

bullet

UPDATED: Physician Asthma Care Education (PACE) program. Download and use PACE 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.

bullet

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).

bullet

Managing Asthma and Allergies in DC Schools: A Comprehensive Resource and Education Guide (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.

bullet

Reducing Environmental Asthma Triggers (RETA) in the Home online training from the Minnesota Department of Health.

Resources from National Asthma Control Initiative (NACI) partners:

bullet

The American Board of Family Medicine (ABFM) offers Maintenance of Certification (MOC) credit for its approved Asthma Self-Assessment Module (Part II‒Lifelong Learning) and an Asthma Practice Improvement Module (PIM).

bullet

Asthma and Allergy Toolkit - National Medical Association

bullet

Asthma Guideline Implementation Steps & Tools (GIST) - Michigan Department of Community Health

bullet

ASTHMA IQ for Primary Care CME and Maintenance of Certification - American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology

bullet

Clinician CME and Patient Videos - National Asthma Campaign

bullet

Great American Asthma Challenge - Allergy & Asthma Network Mothers of Asthmatics

bullet

Pediatric Asthma Initiative - National Environmental Education Foundation

bullet

Physician Asthma Care Education (PACE) - Center for Managing Chronic Disease, University of Michigan

bullet

Applying the Physician Asthma Care Education (PACE) Program to Underserved Communities - University of California, San Francisco

bullet

Spirometry 360 Training and Feedback Program - University of Washington

bullet

Tools for Effective Asthma Management in Schools - Los Angeles Unified School District

NACI project findings are featured in the Fall 2012 NACI In the Know eNewsletter.

Community Education and Professional Training Programs

bullet

NEW: Asthma Quality Improvement (QI) Learning Collaborative tools for your clinical practice now available online from the Children’s National Health Network.

bullet

UPDATED: Physician Asthma Care Education (PACE) - This interactive seminar for health and human service professionals offers practical strategies for improving asthma treatment, communication, and education consistent with national asthma management guidelines and for coding and reimbursement of patient education and clinical interventions. PACE is based on a well-evaluated program created by the University of Michigan and shown to improve long-term asthma outcomes without requiring physicians to spend more time with patients. Contact: Lisa A. Gilmore, (202) 415-1962.

bullet

Physician Asthma Care Education (PACE) - Center for Managing Chronic Disease, University of Michigan

bullet

Applying the Physician Asthma Care Education (PACE) Program to Underserved Communities - University of California, San Francisco

bullet

NEW: The Advocates' Toolkit: Making an Impact on Anaphylaxis! - Newly released by the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA) is a comprehensive guide to advocacy aimed to protect Americans at risk for severe allergic reactions (anaphylaxis). Use the Toolkit to learn more about volunteer advocacy, how laws are made, tips for sharing your personal story, communicating with legislators, building support with other advocates, and even speaking at public hearings without fear.

bullet

Asthma and Allergy Essentials for Child Care Providers© - This three-hour interactive program developed by the Allergy and Asthma Foundation of America’s Maryland-Greater Washington, DC Chapter is available in English and Spanish and gives child care providers tools and information to care for children with asthma and allergies in a safe and healthy environment. Contact: Susan Sweitzer, AAFA Maryland-Greater Washington, DC, (410) 484-2054.

bullet

Indoor Air Quality IAQ) Tools for Schools (Tfs) - For a free copy of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's IAQ TfS Action Kit, Healthy School Environments Assessment Tool (HealthySEAT), and other helpful resources, visit EPA Indoor Air Quality. EPA developed the IAQ TfS Program to enable schools to create and carry out a low-cost, practical plan of action to improve indoor air quality. More tips for improving school environments are available in our Managing Asthma and Allergies in DC Schools Guide, particularly Subsection 6.7 - Facilities Staff (PDF: 288 KB/12 pages). IAQ Tools for Schools can reduce the potential for health problems that impact school absenteeism and save money by addressing building conditions early.

bullet

Dr. Earl and the Gang Present: Hip-Hop Better Asthma Control© - Hip-Hop to Better Asthma Control©, the related Compact Disk (CD) and other health education materials from the B.E.A.T. for Health Children’s Hip-Hop Health Series integrate Hip-Hop culture (youth popular culture) into health education material and program design. Hip-Hop to Better Asthma Control© materials target children ages 6 and above, and are recommended for children, parents, asthma educators, clinicians, teachers, health insurers, Medicaid managed care organizations, and anyone with the need to educate children about asthma. Hip-Hop to Better Asthma Control© materials were developed using focus groups, evaluated and proven effective in increasing asthma knowledge. Materials are based on the Health Belief Model, focusing on the child’s perception of the potential threat uncontrolled asthma creates, and the appraisal of recommended behavior(s) for managing asthma. Contact: Maia Banks.

bullet

A+ LIFE (Asthma Learning is For Everyone)©: A Family Centered Program - NCAC, DC’s four Medicaid managed care organizations, National Capital Area Society for Public Health Education, and National Children’s Museum developed A+ Life to break down barriers to asthma management.  Families engage in fun, interactive activities to learn about asthma and how to recognize and address asthma symptoms and triggers. Download free instructions to conduct your own A+ LIFE Program.

Home Search Disclaimers Privacy Policy
For more information, contact: Lisa A. Gilmore
Telephone:  (202) 415-1962 • E-Mail:  lgilmore@natcapasthma.org
The information provided on this website is not intended to diagnose health problems or to take the place of medical advice.
For asthma or any medical condition, individuals should seek medical advice from their health care professional.
Concepts, Graphics and Design Copyright © 2006-2015. All rights reserved.

Last modified: 06/1/2015