Implementing Community-Based Asthma Management

When it comes to reducing the enormous cost, health and personal burdens of childhood asthma, just delivering the right medical care is not always enough – and even that’s a challenge. The Merck Childhood Asthma Network, Inc. (MCAN) and its partners have spent years implementing evidence-based asthma management programs in local communities across the country. Through trial, error and success, the programs have worked to break down many barriers that make improving childhood asthma outcomes so challenging. Join this important webinar to learn successful strategies for bringing better asthma care and management to the millions of children and families affected by asthma.

Wednesday, April 13, 2011, 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. ET
Where: Your computer screen
Floyd J. Malveaux,
MD, PhD, executive director, Merck Childhood Asthma Network, Inc.
Leonard Jack, PhD, MSc, CHES, director, Center for Minority Health, Health Disparities Research and Education, Xavier University
Tyra Bryant-Stephens, MD, director, Community Asthma Prevention Program, The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia
Yolanda M. Cuevas, MAEd, BSN, RN, RCP, school nurse, Los Angeles Unified School District
Cost: Free

Download the slide presentation here.

View an archived version of the live webinar below.


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