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Asthma Policy Forum

  • Fri, August 07, 2015
  • Chicago IL
Asthma Policy Forum
August 7, 2015

Program Objectives:

  • Educate stakeholders/participants about policies recommended to support asthma control and management
  • Inform stakeholders/participants about policies in place and current activities
  • Provide opportunity for stakeholders/participants to discuss ways in which policy change can be made
  • Develop a draft asthma policy agenda

Introduction to Policy
Matt Maloney, Director of Health Policy, Respiratory Health Association

National Asthma Public Policy Agenda
Pages 1-12, Pages 13-24,
Pages 25-34
Erika Sward, Assistant Vice President National Advocacy, American Lung Association
Katherine Pruitt, Assistant Vice President Program Services, American Lung Association
Barbara Kaplan, Director, Asthma Education, American Lung Association

Where do we stand? Panel presentation to highlight existing policies, activities, and opportunities for the future

Introduction to the Panel Presentation

Sydney Parker, Chicago Asthma Consortium Board of Directors

Focus on Schools
Resource: Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America – State Honor Roll of Asthma and Allergy Policies in Schools
Stacy Ignoffo, Executive Director, Chicago Asthma Consortium

Addressing Asthma in School and Early Childhood Settings
Amy Zimmerman, Director, Chicago-Medical Legal Partnership for Children

Focus on Clinical
Asthma Care in Illinois Medicaid
Gwen Smith, CHIPRA Project Manager, Illinois Department of Healthcare and Family Services

Paving a Path to Advance the Community Health Worker Workforce in Illinois
Amy Sagen, Assistant Director, Health Policy and Strategy, University of Illinois Hospital and Health Sciences System
Juana Ballesteros, Manager for Community Public Health Outreach, Illinois Department of Public Health

Focus on Housing
Chicago Healthy Homes Inspection Program
John Bartlett, Executive Director, Metropolitan Tenants Organization

Zapata Apartments Smoke Free Building Pilot
Michael Burton, Asset Management Director, Bickerdike Redevelopment Corporation

Smoke-free Multi-Unit Housing
Todd Fraley, Health Policy Analyst, Respiratory Health Association

Advances in Smoke-Free Multi-Unit Housing in Illinois
Kristina Hamilton, Senior Manager, Tobacco Control & Lung Health, American Lung Association in Greater Chicago

Roundtables – Schools and Housing

Speaker and Moderator Bios

Planning Committee and Advisors:
A special thank you to the following individuals who helped plan and provide input into this meeting:

Catherine Baker, Landon Bone Baker Architects
Cathy Catrambone, Rush University Medical Center
Maureen Damitz, Cook County Health and Hospitals System
Eileen DeRoze, Illinois Department of Public Health
Kathy Drea, American Lung Association
Felicia Fuller, American Lung Association
Christopher Krofton, Pulmonary Homes
Matt Maloney, Respiratory Health Association
Kate McMahon, Respiratory Health Association
Sydney Parker, CAC Board of Directors
Suzanne Schnell, CAC Asthma Friendly Environments Working Group
Matt Siemer, Mobile CARE Foundation
Nikita Vashi, MD/MPH student University of Illinois

This meeting is supported, in part, by monies received from the Illinois Department of Public Health

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