Hosted by The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, the Philadelphia Asthma Summit was held on June 26, 2015, and attended by representatives from various federal agencies including the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, as well as representatives from regional hospitals.
The objectives of the summit were to:
- Improve participants’ knowledge of the evidence base and business case for in-home asthma services
- Improve participants’ understanding of the mechanisms to change Medicaid coverage
- Provide examples of housing and health partnerships that improve residents’ asthma
- Obtain commitment from stakeholders to form a working group to help residents obtain coverage for in-home services
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