School-Based Health Centers and Asthma: Enhancing Care by Reducing Environmental Triggers (Webinar)
August 03, 2017
Why do some patients with asthma continue to have exacerbations—even requiring hospitalization—despite receiving care from school-based health (SBH) centers? Attend this webinar to learn how SBH centers can more effectively manage asthma by reducing environmental triggers. And discover best practices and tools for addressing environmental triggers as part of a comprehensive asthma care strategy at your SBH center.
School-Based Health Centers and Asthma:
Enhancing Care by Reducing Environmental Triggers
Thursday, August 24 2017: 2:00pm PST
Agenda items include:
- An overview of the importance of addressing environmental asthma triggers and tools to support SBHCs in doing so,
- Stories from the field: 3 SBHCs will share stories about environmental interventions they conducted and the impact they saw
- A discussion of lessons learned and best practics
- Anne Kelsey Lamb, MPH, Director, PHI's Regional Asthma Management & Prevention (RAMP), Oakland, CA
- Molly Baldridge, MPH, Project Director, California School-Based Health Alliance, Oakland, CA
- Melissa Reynolds, Family Nurse Practitioner, North Country Family Health Center, Watertown, NY
- Reginald Figgs, Community Schools Coordinator, Greenwood Academy/ West Contra Costa YMCA, Richmond, CA
- Dale Ayton, CPNP, PMHS, CSN, Pediatric Nurse Practitioner, Clinical Manager, Belmont Charter SBHC, Philadelphia, PA
PHI's Regional Asthma Management & Prevention (RAMP) and the California School-Based Health Alliance, with a grant from the US Environmental Protection Agency, are working together to increase engagement of SBHCs in the environmental management of asthma. Through this partnership, training on environmental asthma triggers was delivered across the country, and the Asthma Environmental Intervention Guide for School-Based Health Centers was developed to help SBHCs provide more comprehensive asthma care to patients.
Additionally, two year-long learning collaboratives were launched, which supported 14 SBHCs across the country with training, technical assistance, and stipends to implement small-scale environmental interventions. The case studies highlight success stories of six SBHCs that participated in our learning collaboratives, along with four SBHCs that are leaders in asthma management and served as great sources of motivation for our work. Read the case studies.