Webinar and White Paper Now Available on Sustainable Funding for Asthma Management

The Childhood Asthma Leadership Coalition’s webinar, “Developing Mechanisms for Sustainable Funding of Community Asthma Management” is now available. The informative webinar, which took place on February 6, looked at new and ongoing efforts underway in Massachusetts to address the burden of childhood asthma. To continue the dialogue started during the webinar, the Coalition is also releasing a white paper entitled “Using Medicaid to Advance Community-Based Childhood Asthma Interventions: A Review of Innovative Medicaid Programs in Massachusetts and Opportunities for Expansion under Medicaid Nationwide.” The white paper details steps the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services can take to support community-based asthma interventions within state Medicaid programs. The paper also:

  • Reviews community asthma interventions;
  • Describes new initiatives underway in Massachusetts to promote community-based asthma prevention for children; and; and
  • Discusses opportunities for state Medicaid programs to incorporate these interventions into Medicaid and the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) programs nationwide.

Both the webinar and white paper are available online.