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)
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.
for your clinical practice from the Asthma
Quality Improvement (QI) Learning Collaborative conducted
by the Children’s National Health Network are available online.
& 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
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
Building an Asthma Care Home─a
60-minute pre-recorded online professional education webinar─and
other tools from the Association
of Clinicians for the Underserved.
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.
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."
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.
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
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
Environmental Asthma Triggers (RETA) in the Home online training from
the Minnesota Department of Health.
Resources from National Asthma Control Initiative (NACI) partners:
project findings are featured in the Fall 2012
NACI In the Know eNewsletter.
Education and Professional Training Programs
Asthma Quality Improvement (QI) Learning Collaborative
for your clinical practice now available online from
the Children’s National Health Network.
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
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.
The Advocates' Toolkit: Making
an Impact on Anaphylaxis! - Newly released by the
Asthma and Allergy Foundation of
America (AAFA) is a
guide to advocacy aimed to protect Americans at risk for severe allergic
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.
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
AAFA Maryland-Greater Washington, DC, (410) 484-2054.
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
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
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.
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:
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
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.