Asthma Environmental Triggers in the Era of COVID-19




Session Description

Attendees will review and receive a link to three tip sheets on asthma environmental triggers in the era of COVID-19. They will review and engage in discussion about tools and challenges for addressing individual patient guidance, school cleaning guidance, and outdoor education guidance. In addition to review of NMASBHC’s tools, attendees will share their individual challenges and get supportive feedback for mitigation from the presenters and fellow attendees. If technology allows, attendees will see a live demonstration of websites where best practices can be found, including NMASBHC’s website (home to the 3 tip sheets), the New Mexico Coalition on Asthma website, the CDC website on asthma environmental triggers, EPA websites on monitoring environmental conditions as well as supportive programs, the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America website and other national entities.

Learning Objectives

  • #1 Identify two environmental triggers and discuss how those with asthma may take appropriate precautions to mitigate spread of COVID-19.
  • #2 Identify one strategy to assess and reduce indoor environmental triggers when cleaning schools and spaces upon re-entry to schools.
  • #3 Identify one strategy to assess and improve the school environment by creating safer indoor and/or outdoor spaces upon re-entry to schools.


About the Presenter

Nancy Rodriguez,  Executive Director, New Mexico Alliance for School-Based Health Care (she, her, hers)
Nancy Rodriguez is the current Executive Director of the New Mexico Alliance for School-Based Health Care, an affiliate of the School Based Health Alliance. Nancy leads the non-profit’s Board in their efforts to sustain, improve and expand school-based health services in New Mexico. Nancy’s diverse professional background includes twenty-five years of experience developing and implementing programs for children and families, through educational, governmental, non-profit and healthcare agencies.
Wilma John, MS, CCLS,  Program Manager, NMASBHC (she, her, hers)
Wilma John, MS, CCLS, is honored to currently serve as the Program Manager at NMASBHC. NMASBHC represents school-based health centers in New Mexico and collaborates with other partners to promote, facilitate and advocate for comprehensive, culturally competent health care, including health education, in schools. Prior to this position, she worked as a Health Education Coordinator for Truman Health Services and stationed primarily at Albuquerque High School. Wilma has a diverse background, working as a Certified Child Life Specialist, as a Health Educator with NMDOH, teaching undergraduate Health Education courses, with Children Psychiatric and as a Probation Officer at Metro Court, Truancy Court and Juvenile Justice. Wilma is passionate about supporting and advocating for New Mexico youth and families.


Continuing Education

This presentation has been approved for the following continuing education units:

To receive credit, you must attend the session in its entirety and complete the session evaluation within 48 hours of the session conclusion.  As per board requirements, attendance will be taken at the beginning and end of the session.


Sep 04 2020


2:00 pm - 3:30 pm




(505) 266-3451