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Asthma Evolution in Prevalence, Morbidity, and Management: Focus on Rural Illinois


January 30
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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By attending this webinar you will be more knowledgeable about current trends related to asthma in children and adults and the impact on healthcare utilization.


  • Worsening asthma outcomes in rural Illinois linked to social determinants of health and environmental exposures.
  • Asthma guidelines and approaches to asthma management.
  • Multilevel approaches to asthma care throughout communities.

Featured Speaker:

Andrea A. Pappalardo, MD, Associate Professor of Medicine and Pediatrics at the University of Illinois Chicago.

Dr. Pappalardo is board certified in three specialties: internal medicine, pediatrics and allergy/immunology and serves as the Allergy Service Director. Dr. Pappalardo recently served as the Medical Director for the Mobile Care Asthma Van, where she provided school-based asthma and allergy subspecialty care throughout Chicagoland in front of schools. She believes strongly in increasing sub-specialty access in vulnerable populations in allergic diseases and in promoting health equity throughout Illinois

Contact Hours:

1.0 Nurse Contact hour

Illinois Critical Access Hospital Network (ICAHN) is an approved provider of nursing continuing professional development by the Midwest Multistate Division, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.


This program is supported by a grant from the Illinois Department of Public Health for the Asthma Quality Improvement in Critical Access Hospitals 2024 project.