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MAAP Fall Summit 2012

Massachusetts Asthma Action Partnership (MAAP)

Tuesday, November 27, 2012 from 9:00 AM to 3:30 PM (EST)

MAAP Fall Summit 2012

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Fall Summit 2012


November 27th, 2012

9:00am— 3:30pm

Hoagland Pincus Conference Center

222 Maple Ave. Shrewsbury, MA

Improving Asthma Control and Protecting Children's Environmental Health in Child Care Settings


The MAAP Fall Summit 2012 is cosponsored by the Massachusetts Department of Public Health’s Asthma Prevention and Control Program. The morning plenary will include presentations of current research and evidence based programs and practices that address:


 Challenges and opportunities to creating and sustaining healthy, asthma friendly environments for young children



Cost is $20 and includes light breakfast and lunch.

 Fee waived available if the cost is prohibitive to attendance.
Please select free ticket at online registration.


This is a fragrance free event, thank you !




Registration, networking and light breakfast


Welcome and introductions

Katie King and David Turcotte Co–Chairs, MAAP Steering Committee


Overview of most recent progress made in the Strategic Plan for children 0 – 4with asthma in Massachusetts

Jean Zotter, Director, Asthma Prevention and Control Program, Massachusetts Department of Public Health


Keynote address: “The importance of optimal environmental conditions that improve the health trajectory for children with asthma and the well-being of families.”- Megan Sandel MD, MPH, Medical Director, National Center for Medical-Legal Partnership                            


Panel Discussion: Challenges and opportunities to creating and sustaining healthy, asthma friendly environments for young children      

Moderator: Sharon Schumack, Director of Education Programs, Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America - New England Chapter       



Al Vega,  Healthy Schools Coordinator, Massachusetts Coalition for Occupational Safety and Health (MassCOSH)

Jesslyn Murphy, MHA, RRT-NPS, C-NPT, AE-CSupervisor, Neonatal / Pediatric Resp. Therapy, South Shore Hospital

Gretchen Latowsky, Senior Project Director, JSI Center for Environmental Health Studies


Small Group Discussions:  How can MAAP and the MDPH Asthma Prevention and Control Program better address asthma and environmental health priorities for young children in the 2015-2020 MA Strategic Plan for Asthma?




MAAP Sub Committee meetings

Healthy Homes- David A. Turcotte, Sc.D., Center for Family, Work, andInstitute for Housing Sustainability, University of Massachusetts Lowell

Healthy Schools: Tolle Graham, Massachusetts Coalition Occupational Safety and Health

Health: Alicia Morris, Cambridge Health Alliance

Adult and Occupational Asthma

Elise Pechter, Occupational Health Surveillance Program, Massachusetts Department of Public 





Reports from subcommittee sessions and final closing remarks




Funding for this summit was made possible in part by the MDPH’s cooperative agreement award number 5U59EH000502-03 from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The views expressed in written conference materials or publications and by speakers and moderators do not necessarily reflect the official policies of the state or the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services; nor does mention of trade names, commercial practices, or organizations imply endorsement by the U.S. or Massachusetts Government.

Have questions about MAAP Fall Summit 2012? Contact Massachusetts Asthma Action Partnership (MAAP)

When & Where

Hoagland Pincus Conference Center
222 Maple Ave
Shrewsbury, MA 01545

Tuesday, November 27, 2012 from 9:00 AM to 3:30 PM (EST)

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Massachusetts Asthma Action Partnership (MAAP)

Massachusetts Asthma Action Partnership (MAAP) is a statewide asthma coalition with over 95 members that seeks to reduce environmental health hazards and asthma health disparities by coordinating statewide advocacy, policy, and education efforts.

For more information, please email Laurita Crawlle, Director of the Massachusetts Asthma Action Partnership:









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