Achieving Asthma Control Webinar Series
In 2019, the Asthma Management Academy (AsMA) hosted monthly webinars for Community Health Workers (CHWs) and health education staff on important asthma topics including:
Each webinar will feature both clinical and CHW subject matter experts, and will be recorded and posted on this page. If you would like receive webinar announcements, please contact California.Breathing@cdph.ca.gov.
To view the recorded webinars, please click on the images or links below:
Asthma Self-Management Tools Webinar
The webinar covers the asthma and self-management tools listed below.
Also included are responses to questions concerning Asthma Action Plans, Peak Flow Meters, achieving asthma control, how to obtain asthma self-management tools, and services provided by CHWs.
Asthma and Pregnancy Webinars
Asthma and Pregnancy - CHW
This webinar addresses how asthma can effect pregnancy and how Community Health Workers (CHWs) and health educators can best support their pregnant clients who have asthma.
Asthma and Pregnancy - Clinician
Dr. Marilyn Li, from the Los Angeles County + University of Southern California (LAC+USC) BreathMobile program, discusses how asthma effects pregnancy and how pregnancy affects asthma control.
Asthma and Lung Function Testing Webinar
Subject matter experts from Northeast Valley Health
Corporation discuss what lung function testing is,
and how members of their asthma care team use the tests, interpret the results,
and relay next steps to their patients.
Asthma and Medication Webinar
Subject matter experts discuss the differences in controller and quick reliever medications, review new medications, and share how educators can support their patients or clients in correct medication use.
Asthma and Healthy Homes Webinar
Three subject matter experts speak about a South Los Angeles partnership between clinical, community, and advocacy organizations and the services they provide to people with asthma. They also discuss barriers clients face when they live in unsafe housing and identify strategies to help overcome these barriers.
Spotlight on California CHW/Promotora Asthma Programs Webinar
panel of CHWs/promotoras and program managers discussed three CHW asthma home
visiting programs, representing a community organization, a community health
center, and an insurance provider.
Each program gave an overview of what they do, their referral processes,
and touched on their funding mechanisms. The Asthma Management Academy featured the following organizations:
Comite Civico Del Valle (CCV) - Located in the Imperial Valley, CCV works
through partnerships to improve access to health services, research, community
service programs, and environmental justice to disadvantaged communities by way
of education, capacity building, and civic participation.
Inland Empire Health Plan (IEHP) - IEHP is the largest not-for-profit Medi-Cal
and Medicare health plan in the Inland Empire that provides quality, accessible
healthcare services to more than 1.2 million members. IEHP uses Community
Health Workers and Promotoras to better serve their members and community.
St. John’s Well Child and Family Center (SJWCFC) - SJWCFC is a community health
center that serves patients of all ages through a network of Federally
Qualified Health Centers and school-based clinics that span the breadth of
Central and South Los Angeles and Compton. They embrace the broader concept of
well-being and place a high priority on developing supportive services to
address families’ educational, socio-economic, and mental health needs.