Asthma Policy Forum – October 5, 2018

Date: Friday, October 5, 2018
Time: 7:30 am – 2:30 pm
Location: UBS Tower | 1 N Wacker, Chicago

The Policy Forum is funded, in part, by the Illinois Department of Public Health. All are welcome to attend this free event. Past attendees of this event have included physicians, researchers, policy experts, community health workers, asthma advocates, architects, tenants’ rights experts, community development professionals, nurses and representatives from local and national patient advocacy organizations.

This event is free of charge for all participants and includes a continental breakfast and boxed lunch.

Forum Objectives:

Review the legislative landscape to understand existing asthma policy efforts and key players.

Explore innovative and evidence-based policy efforts underway since 2015 that support asthma management within schools, homes and health systems.

Identify collaborative opportunities to support asthma management policies within schools, homes, health systems and environment

Forum Outline:

7:30-8 am  – Registration & Continental Breakfast

8-8:30 am  –  Session 1: Where Are We Today?

Asthma Policy: Where Are We Today?
Presenter – Tiffanie Pressley, Chronic Disease Director, Illinois Department of Public Health

8:30-8:45 am – Break

8:45-10:15 am – Session 2: School and Health Systems Panel

Promoting Asthma Care and Self-Management at Schools through Policy

Presenter: Anna Volerman, MD, Assistant Professor of Medicine and Pediatrics University of Chicago

Access to Guidelines-Based Asthma Care in Illinois

Presenter: Hannah Green, MPH, National Director, Health Policy American Lung Association

10:15–10:30 am – Break

10:30–12pm – Session 3: Home and Environment Panel

A Cross Section Partnership: Asthma Home-Based Interventions in Humboldt Park

Presenter: Amanda Gramigna, MPH, Manager of Environmental Health Elevate Energy
Presenter: Sue Ellen Schumacher, Project Manager, Government Grants Presence Health

Improving Air Quality and Health through Policy Strategies to Prevent Climate Change
Presenter: Brian Urbaszewski, MUPP, Director of Environmental Health Programs Respiratory Health Association

12-1 pm – Lunch/Networking

1-2 pm – Breakout Sessions– 4 breakout sessions with facilitator/note taker in each group: School, Health Systems, Home and Environment

2-2:30 pm – Regroup & Summarize