Great Lakes Regional Summit for Sustainable Funding of In-Home Asthma Interventions

Posted by: | Posted on: April 27, 2016

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Implementation and Interpretation of Spirometry in the Primary Care Practice

Posted by: | Posted on: April 26, 2016

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Quarterly Meeting!

Posted by: | Posted on: April 18, 2016

Our Quarterly Meeting is
Wednesday, April 20 at 9:00 AM!
Located at 615 N Alabama St Ste 426

We would love to see everybody in person, but if you cannot make it, the call-in information is as follows:

Conference Line: 1-888-394-8197, PIN: 502344#

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Please email Roni Ford at indianaasthma@gmail.com with any questions!

 

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IPL shuts down local coal plant after 85 years

Posted by: | Posted on: March 7, 2016

INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) – Thursday marked the first day the city of Indianapolis doesn’t have coal burning. IPL shut down its Harding Street plant Wednesday after 85 years.

Residents and environmental groups fought for the change for years.

“It was just something we had to accept. It was here, we needed the power, so you live with it,” said Henry Ramsey referring to the plant that’s just blocks from his house.

The massive plant overshadows Ramsey’s southwest side neighborhood. It’s plume was synonymous with the neighborhood since 1931.

“All the dust and pollution gets on the cars and everything,” said Ramsey.

Indianapolis officials say the plant was Marion County’s biggest source of air pollution.

“For probably more than 100 years coal has been burned in this city whether by IPL or by people to heat their homes,” said Jodi Perras of the Sierra Club, which fought for the conversion.

IPL first announced its decision to convert the plant to natural gas in August 2014.

Ken Zagzebski, the president of AES United States, IPL’s parent company, issued the following statement Thursday afternoon:

This conversion project is beneficial for our customers and for the community as it will significantly reduce emissions and it is the most reasonable cost way to comply with environmental regulations. We remain focused on our mission to improve lives by providing safe, sustainable, affordable and reliable power to the Indianapolis community and will do so with a balanced approach of upgrading existing plants, converting units from coal to natural gas, replacing retiring units with natural gas and using solar power while also utilizing state-of-the-art battery technologies for grid reliability.

Energy companies across the country are undertaking similar conversions.

“The country is shifting away from coal to cleaner forms of energy and really its a great opportunity to look at whats next,” said Perras.

The conversion is expected to be complete in April. IPL says customers should expect a 3 percent increase in their bills through 2018.

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Asthma Educator Institute

Posted by: | Posted on: February 10, 2016

April 19-20, 2016
IU Health North Conference, Room K130
11700 N Meridian Street
Carmel, IN 46032

The Asthma Educator Institute is a two-day course to teach healthcare professionals how to help asthma patients manage their illness. The curriculum covers the content outlined in the National Asthma Educator Certification Board (NAECB) Candidate Handbook for those taking the Certified Asthma Educator (AE-C) exam and includes case reviews, hands-on skills demonstration and practice.

Registration Fee: $225 through March 5; $250 after March 5, 2016

Registration fee includes resource materials, continuing education credits and breakfast and lunch both days of the program.

Space is limited and registrations will be accepted on a first come, first served basis. Full payment must be received with your registration.

Cancellation Policy:  
Registration fee refundable, less a $25 processing fee, prior to March 5, 2016. No refunds after March 5. Substitutions are permitted. Confirmations will be emailed.

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Welcome our new InJAC Coalition Director!

Posted by: | Posted on: February 1, 2016

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