Asthma, Climate Change, and Health Webinar

Join us for the “Asthma, Climate Change, and Health” webinar where participants will learn how climate change will affect their health, particularly their asthma; how to improve indoor air quality in the home by identifying and eliminating asthma triggers in the home; and actions people can take to mitigate the risks associated with asthma and climate change. This webinar, for all health and social service providers, will discuss climate change in general terms and provide take-home messages that can be shared with vulnerable populations. It will also teach about indoor environmental health and asthma triggers, like mold and pests, as well as how to identify and minimize these exposures. 

The presenters will be: Shawana Mitchell and Rachael Greenberg of the National Nursing Centers Consortium. 

Rachael Greenberg is a Public Health Project Manager with the National Nursing Centers Consortium. She is currently managing the Southeastern Pennsylvania Lead and Healthy Homes Program, which reaches 600 households in an eight county region each year. Ms. Greenberg is a certified Healthy Homes Specialist and has been trained in Healthy Homes methodology as well as the health impacts of lead and asthma. 

Shawana Mitchell is the National Nursing Centers Consortium’s Certified Healthy Homes Specialist. Her current position involves educating parents on how to make their homes safe for children by educating them on different environmental hazards like, asthma, mold, lead, injury prevention and other environmental hazards, and presenting the Healthy Homes Program model to a variety of community organizations. 

This session is pending for 1.0 Prescribed credit through the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP). For the purposes of American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) certification and re-certification, participants may use these contact hours. 


Start Date + Time August 13, 2015 @ 10:00 am
End Date + Time August 13, 2015 @ 11:30 am