Controlling Asthma in Georgia: Accomplishments and Future Directions (On-demand webinar)

2 modules

Course Length
90 mins

Region IV Public Health Training Center

22 Sep 2021



Note: This is a recording of a webinar held on May 6, 2014.

Training Overview
Dr. Elizabeth Herman, senior scientist with the Air Pollution and Respiratory Health Branch, National Center for Environmental Health at Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, will share the national perspective on the burden of asthma and efforts to reduce that burden as well as opportunities for state programs to expand access to comprehensive asthma control services through health care reform. Dr. Jean O’Connor, Director, Health Promotion and Disease Prevention Section with the Georgia Department of Health, will focus on the burden of asthma in Georgia and what the Georgia Asthma Control program has done to date to address that burden.

The Georgia Asthma Control program (GACP) is part of a national initiative launched by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Environmental Health (Air Pollution and Respiratory Health Branch). GACP aims to reduce the burden of asthma and improve the health and quality of life among Georgians affected by asthma through effective control of the disease.

The course contains two modules: a content module and a resources and evaluation module. After accessing both modules, learners will earn a certificate of completion. When the certificate is available, learners will see a Certificate button on their dashboard.

This recording is approximately 90 minutes. There are no prerequisites. Participants will need a broadband internet connection (Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox are preferred browsers) and computer speakers. For technical support, please contact

About the Trainer
Elizabeth Herman, MD, MPH and Jean O'Connor, JD, DrPH

Dr. Herman has a B.A. in anthropology from Princeton University and a degree in medicine from the University of Connecticut School of Medicine. Dr. Herman worked as a primary care physician in India then as a medical officer and clinical director of the ACL Indian Hospital in New Mexico. She later obtained an MPH degree and completed a preventive medicine residency at the Johns Hopkins School of Public Health. She is the point person for HealthCare Reform issues in her branch.  
Dr. O'Connor has served as the Deputy Director of Oregon Public Health and worked in a number of scientific and policy roles at the CDC and Prevention. Her work has focused on public health policy development, strategy, policy impact analysis and evaluation, and building the evidence for policy change to improve chronic disease prevention, promote access to healthcare, and create prepared public health systems.

This project is supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) under grant number UB6HP31680, Public Health Training Centers for $4,348,992. This information or content and conclusions are those of the author and should not be construed as the official position or policy of, nor should any endorsements be inferred by HRSA, HHS or the U.S. Government.


By the end of this webinar, participants will be able to:

  • select sources of public health data and information
  • use a variety of approaches to disseminate public health information
  • apply knowledge towards the program planning process
  • identify methods to ensure that public health initiatives/programs continue to achieve stated goals.


By completing/passing this course, you will attain the certificate Certificate of Completion for Online Module

Controlling Asthma in Georgia: Accomplishments and Future Directions
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