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Omaha Hosts the Midwest Regional Asthma Summit

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On Thursday, September 21, The Midwest Regional Asthma Summit is being held in Omaha, Nebraska. Featuring an exciting line-up of expert panelists and speakers, the summit focuses on discussing the successes, opportunities and challenges of sustainable financing and reimbursement opportunities for in-home asthma care interventions. Omaha Healthy Kids Alliance (OHKA) is a proud regional partner and summit contributor. View the agenda for the list of local and nationally recognized asthma care and environmental experts. This summit is a collaborative effort between government agencies, community stakeholders, and medical and public health professionals in the Midwest.

This dynamic summit will include discussions on the benefits and cost-effectiveness of in-home asthma care, environmental assessments, and interventions for asthma, especially for children with poorly controlled asthma. The Summit will also include an overview of the latest research and policies, sustainable funding options, and reimbursement mechanisms in other states.

This year’s summit is hosted by Wichita State University Environmental Finance Center (WSU EFC), U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).

To register and learn more about the summit, visit the Midwest Regional Asthma Summit

WHAT: Midwest Regional Asthma Summit in Omaha

WHEN: Thursday, September 21, 7:30am – 4:30pm

WHERE: Swanson Conference Center/Institute for Culinary Arts Building at Metropolitan Community College – Fort Omaha Campus (32ndand Saratoga St., Omaha, NE 68111)

WHO: For community organizations, housing organizations, health departments, policymakers, medical and public health professionals, and all stakeholders interested in asthma care in the Midwest region, covering Nebraska, Iowa, Kansas, and Missouri.

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