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Virginia Public Health Association

Tackling Health Related Barriers to Learning: State Approaches to Asthma Management in Schools

  • 18 Sep 2014
  • 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
  • Webinar

This webinar will feature the leadership and innovative work of two state health departments to strengthen the management of asthma in schools. Asthma is one of the most common chronic health conditions for students and a leading cause of school absenteeism. Panelists will share processes and outcomes that have been a part of their asthma initiatives, with a focus on interventions for schools to identify and track students with asthma, implement asthma action plans, and coordinate care with medical providers. The webinar will highlight the partnerships and collaborations that have been key to broadening the impact of the state health department in this area.     Domain #4: Community-Clinical Linkages

After participation in this webinar training, participants will be able to:
• Identify factors contributing to the success of asthma management in schools, including policies, practices, and partnerships
• Understand processes to identify and track students with asthma and coordinate care
• List examples of health- and education-related outcomes and indicators to evaluate school-based asthma control initiatives

Guest Speakers:
Cindy Greenberg, RN, BSN, MSN, NCSN, State School Nurse Consultant, Office of School and Adolescent Health
New Mexico Department of Health

Jennifer Mane, MSW Coordinator, Asthma Program Bureau of Community Chronic Disease Prevention
New York State Department of Health 

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