Workgroups

How We Work Together

The coalition meets quarterly with members participating in person or via conference call. All of the meetings are approximately one and a half hours, with the exception of the full-day annual meeting. Workgroup meetings are held quarterly or as needed.

Workgroups

Schools and Child Care Workgroup
Works to increase the availability of asthma education in schools and childcare centers and promotes community partnerships that benefit students with asthma through the Asthma-Friendly Schools and Childcare Centers Recognition Opportunities.

Chair: Annette Thomas, MPH

annette.thomas@flhealth.gov 

Home Visiting Workgroup:
Expands access to comprehensive asthma control services through home-based strategies by educating caregivers and informing stakeholders about evidence-based policies supportive of asthma control, including trigger reduction and improved air quality.

Chair: Karen Farrington, FCCM

 

Primary Care Providers Workgroup:
Provides leadership in the implementation of validated clinical practice guidelines for asthma. Encourages health care administrators, clinicians, pharmacists and other primary care providers to participate in trainings and quality improvement initiatives. Develops, manages and promotes the Primary Care Provider Recognition Opportunity. 

Chair: Teresa Summe, RRT, AE-C

Teresa.Summe@leehealth.org 

Chair: Angela Garcia, PharmD, MPH, CPH

angelagarcia@health.usf.edu

Hospitals Workgroup:
Provides leadership in the implementation of validated clinical practice guidelines for asthma in hospitals, including inpatient and emergency room settings. Encourages health care administrators, physicians, nurses and hospital staff to participate in trainings and quality improvement initiatives. Develops, manages and promotes the Hospital Recognition Opportunity. 

Chair: Kay Lockhart-Horner, BS, RRT

Kay.LockhartHorner@hcahealthcare.com

 

Join the Coalition

Do you want to stay involved in preventing and controlling asthma in Florida? Membership is open to any individual or organization interested in asthma prevention, education, and disease management. There is no cost for membership.

Become a member by completing the Membership Form today!