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Master Class Webinar on Managing Asthma for Improved Health and Academic Outcomes

IAQ and Health: Managing Asthma for Improved Health and Academic Outcomes

Recorded Thursday, May 14, 2015

After you view the webinar, please complete the webinar evaluation to help us understand your IAQ knowledge and steps you want to take to assist your district with managing IAQ comprehensively. Once you submit the evaluation, you can download a certificate of completion for this webinar.

To receive your certificate:

  1. You will receive the evaluation link for this webinar via email (from
  2. Once you have completed and submitted your evaluation, you will have access to your completion certificate.
  3. If you have technical difficulties, please send an email to

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  • Tracy Enger, Facilitator, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Indoor Environments Division
  • Shirley Schantz, Ed.D., A.R.N.P., R.N., Director of Nursing Education, National Association of School Nurses
  • Barbara M. Kaplan, M.P.H., C.H.E.S., Director, Asthma Education, American Lung Association, National Office
  • Diane Rhodes, B.B.A., RRT, AE-C, RCP, Asthma Awareness Education Program and Assistant Director of Health Services, North East Independent School District, Texas

Participants will learn:

  • How to identify, recognize and address indoor environmental asthma triggers and employ the essential actions for effective asthma management in schools.
  • How to convey the impact that combining an effective IAQ management plan with an asthma management plan in schools has on student and staff health outcomes and academic performance.
  • How to describe the actions and behaviors in IAQ Tools for Schools Action Kit and Framework for Effective School IAQ Management can be integrated into a comprehensive asthma management plan to institutionalize policies and practices that create a healthier indoor environment.
  • How to explain the components of the American Lung Association’s Asthma-Friendly Schools Initiative, which outlines a comprehensive approach to asthma management, align with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Coordinated School Health Model.
  • How to replicate the strategies from an award-winning Texas school district that used IAQ Tools for Schools guidance to develop a comprehensive asthma management plan that reduced asthma attacks, increased attendance and improved academic performance by addressing the “asthma symptom threshold.”