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Using Local & Institutional Policy to Address Root Causes of Asthma

A series on hospital-community partnerships

Health Care

This webinar brought together experts to discuss realistic and innovative local and institutional policy strategies that hospitals can use to address root causes of asthma on a community-wide scale.

This webinar covers the nuts and bolts of using policy strategies to further your program’s impact and provide real-world, current examples from Trinity Health and the Green & Healthy Homes Initiative. We explored what local and organizational policy looks like: ordinances, zoning, and more. It’s not just legislation!

Participants also received information about proven tools, templates, and guidance that health systems and partners can use to determine which policy strategies are the best fit for their community. 

Hosted by Moving Health Care Upstream and ChangeLab Solutions, this webinar was funded with generous support from The Kresge Foundation and Nemours Children’s Health System.

This webinar is the first in a two-part series on hospital-community partnerships. The second webinar in this series focused on organizational and local public policy to address food insecurity and was held on July 25, 2017. The audio and materials are available here.  


  • Kate Blackburn, MSW, senior program & policy analyst, National Office of Policy & Prevention at Nemours
  • Cindy Bruett, program consultant, Community Health and Well-Being at Trinity Health
  • Derek Carr, JD, staff attorney, ChangeLab Solutions
  • Ruth Ann Norton, president & CEO, Green & Healthy Homes Initiative