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2014 Association of Asthma Educators Annual Conference, San Antonio, Texas

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August 2014 – Dr. Chanda Nicole Holsey attends last AAE meeting as a board member.  She has served on the board for seven years and on the executive committee for four of those seven years.  She is currently the immediate past president.  At the meeting, Dr. Holsey received the 2014 AAE Outstanding Member Award for her hallmark work in the Association. Examples include beginning the annual Community Service Project program that has now been sustained for six meetings, and implementing the professional Mentoring Program, currently in its second cycle.  Dr. Holsey also received another commendation, recognizing her role as past president and in appreciation of her continued leadership and service.

The theme of this year’s Conference was the “Asthma Round Up”.  Dr. Holsey was especially delighted to “roundup” her two daughters and have them attend the meeting with her as she commemorated her final year on the board of directors.  Her oldest daughter, Savannah, was present to observe her receiving both awards and stated “mommy, I am so proud of you!”

Closing the Gap in Care for Children with Asthma, an interactive webinar that will explore how expanding the healthcare team with asthma educators/counselors/coordinators can help fill some of the missing gaps in asthma care.
 
When: Thursday, June 6, 1 – 2 p.m. ET
Where: Your computer
Cost: FREE
More Info: CLICK HERE . . .

Chanda Nicole Holsey, DrPH, MPH, AE-C, is the founder and visionary of Healthy Aims for Little Ones and Families (HALO for Families), a public health organization where the ultimate goal is to provide parents and caregivers with relevant and effective high quality tools to increase the confidence necessary to nurture, teach, and model healthy physical, mental, and social behaviors in children. 

A veteran public health professional, Dr. Holsey brings over 18 years experience in public health program management. She has planned, implemented, and evaluated health promotion programs nationally for the American Public Health Association, Association of Asthma Educators, and American Lung Association. She currently serves in a consultant capacity as the section administrator where she writes grants, prepares annual budgets, and evaluates the program planning and operational activities for the Internal Medicine and Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology Sections of the National Medical Association. 

She has trained widely on the topic of pediatric asthma education and management and has several publications and professional presentations in the areas of asthma management, pediatric asthma, maternal and child health, chronic disease prevention, health disparities research, and health education. She holds professorships at Nova Southeastern University, Walden University, and Ashford University where she teaches an array of public health, heath care, and health services courses.  Dr. Holsey earned a Master of Public Health in Behavioral Science and Health Education from the Rollins School of Public Health at Emory University and a Doctor of Public Health in Maternal and Child Health from the University of Alabama at Birmingham.  Additionally, Dr. Holsey is a certified asthma educator (AE-C).

On Friday, May 4, 2012, Dr. Chanda Nicole Holsey, Founder, HALO for Families, served as faculty for the National Medical Association's (NMA) 2012 Region III Annual Meeting and Scientific Assembly, where the theme was "Battling Disparities in the Gulf Coast:  Learning from Legends, Closing the Gaps, Separated Yet Together." 

Dr. Holsey's talk was entitled "Disparities in AsthmaCare, Management, and Education among Children with Asthma."  In her talk, she addressed asthma care disparity issues and research in the U.S., and provided an update on the NMA's national Asthma and Allergy Rescue Project.

Dr. Chanda Nicole Holsey, Founder, HALO for Families, and Adjunct Professor, Graduate School of Public Health (GSPH), San Diego State University (SDSU), contracted with the California-Nevada Public Health Training Center to provide a training entitled “Evaluating Public Health Programs” on Thursday, August 25th, 2011 at the San Diego – Health and Human Services Agency, Rosecrans Health Services Complex.

She co-presented with Dr. Hala Madanat, Associate Professor, GSPH, SDSU. Drs. Holsey and Madanat covered a variety of evaluation topics, such as evaluation basics, goal setting, evaluation strategies, logic models, evaluation implementation, and analyzing and reporting outcomes.

Dr. Chanda Nicole Holsey, Founder, HALO for Families, contracted with the California-Nevada Public Health Training Center to provide a training entitled “Health Disparities, Health Equity, and Social Determinants of Health” on Thursday, August 4th, 2011 at the San Diego – Health and Human Services Agency, Rosecrans Health Services Complex.

Dr. Holsey covered topics on health disparities, health equity, and how they impact health; strategies for eliminating health disparities, and roles of the public health workforce in addressing disparities.

The staff was clearly very engaged — which is my number one measure of success. I believe that our purpose to transfer the concepts of camp spirit and the impact of camp was accomplished. I thought you did a great job balancing fun with learning in a way that was accessible and relevant to our summer camp team. . .

Claire Miller, Assistant Director
Children and Youth Services, City of Decatur

. . .Thanks so much for trekking across the country to share some of your wisdom and energy and camp spirit with us. The involvement of your staff/former campers was truly a stroke of genius. I think that really helped bring home the idea that camp can impact children for a lifetime. Seeing those folks and hearing them rave about their experiences and their love for the kids and for camp was EXACTLY what we needed!!! That really got me thinking about my own experiences in camp too.

July 2009 – Dr. Holsey was the Inaugural Recipient of the 2009 Association of Asthma Educators (AAE) Outstanding Humanitarian and Community Service Award in honor of the work she has performed in addressing community needs in the area of pediatric asthma. The award was presented in New Orleans, Louisiana.

AAE Outstanding Humanitarian and Community Service Award Recipient.

 
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