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Throwback Thursday Webinars—
Learn About Asthma Management in Schools
During Asthma Awareness Month

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is opening the webinar vault and re-releasing the classics related to asthma management in schools during Asthma Awareness Month! Attend the webinars throughout May to hear about topical issues related to asthma and key strategies to address them. You will learn about the importance of combining an effective indoor air quality (IAQ) management plan with an asthma management plan in schools, the effects that these plans can have on student and staff health outcomes and academic performance, and how to develop a business case that generates broader acceptance of and funding for your program.

Additionally, be sure to join us for a live discussion on June 6, 2019, when EPA staff, along with health and school district experts, will expand on common themes and strategies for reducing asthma triggers in the school environment. You also will have an opportunity to ask your questions and seek guidance.

Register for the upcoming Throwback Thursday Webinars—

Thursday, May 2, 2019 | 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. EDT

This webinar will teach you how to identify, recognize and address indoor environmental asthma triggers, such as dust and mold, and implement the essential actions for effective asthma management in schools. You also will gain the knowledge to integrate these actions into a comprehensive asthma management plan to institutionalize policies that create a healthier indoor environment.

Thursday, May 9, 2019 | 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. EDT

This webinar will teach you how to design and successfully implement a staff training system as part of a sustainable IAQ management program. Through training, your staff will be prepared to systematically address IAQ issues and asthma triggers with practices that save money and improve the health of school occupants.

Thursday, May 16, 2019 | 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. EDT

This webinar will teach you how to design and successfully implement a strategy to identify, collect and use data with low-cost, easy-to-use tools (e.g., the School IAQ Assessment Mobile App) to start, improve or sustain a comprehensive IAQ and asthma management program. Through harnessing the power of evaluation, you will be equipped to make the case using a value proposition and a communications strategy that generate broader acceptance of, compliance with and funding for IAQ management, with a specific focus on reducing asthma triggers.

Register for the live webinar recap—

Thursday, June 6, 2019 | 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. EDT

This webinar featuring a live discussion will recap the strategies outlined in the webinars re-released in May. You will hear how these asthma management practices are integrated into IAQ preventive maintenance and learn how to utilize EPA guidance to reduce asthma triggers and potentially reduce absenteeism. You also will have an opportunity to have your questions answered by school district representatives who successfully have reduced asthma attacks, increased attendance and improved academic performance.

EPA Indoor Air Quality Master Class Webinar Series: Click Here

Creating Green Clean and Healthy Schools requires mastering the indoor environment using a comprehensive approach. The SHIELD Network has launched the IAQ Master Class Professional Training Webinar Series, which is comprised of ten 1-hour technical, core competency web-based trainings designed to build the capacity of school district staff across the country to start, improve, or sustain an IAQ management program.

Gain Recognition for your knowledge acquisition and commitment to action through certificates of completion for each training. Complete all 10 hours, and you will be acknowledged with a certificate that recognizes your efforts toward IAQ Mastery as a member of the 2015 SHIELD Network IAQ Master Class (CEUs pending).

The School Health and Indoor Environments Leadership Development (SHIELD) Network is a group of diverse stakeholders who, in collaboration with the US EPA, are working toward the Bold Goal of ensuring that all schools have healthy indoor environments.

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