Foundation Program Sites

Pediatric Asthma

Congratulations to our 2024 Bree Collaborative award winner for Best Practices in Pediatric Asthma:

  • UW Medicine & UW Physicians
  • MultiCare



Implementation Support

Checklists: The checklist translates the Bree guidelines into action steps for that sector (i.e., clinician, health delivery site, public health, etc.). The action items have been arranged into levels 1, 2, and 3 to correspond to the difficulty level of implementing the action into the sectors’ setting. Bree staff co-created the checklists with report workgroup members and topic experts.


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Zoom Meeting:
Phone Number: (720) 707-2699

Meeting ID: 359 817 9708

Asthma is the most common chronic disease among children, with many potential risk factors including smoking,
obesity, family history, and environmental triggers, or adverse childhood childhood experiences. In Washington state nearly 120,000 children have been diagnosed with asthma, accounting for between 8 to 11 percent of children in middle and high school. As asthma cannot be cured but can be effectively managed, there is a need for strong treatment and mitigation plans to prevent burden of disease among youth in Washington.

Next Meeting Time Materials
January 10 8:00 – 9:30am Draft Pediatric Asthma Report

Past Meeting Materials

Date Materials
January 18 Agenda January 18
Pediatric Asthma Charter Draft
February 15 Agenda February 15
Minutes January 18
March 15 Agenda March 15
Minutes February 15
Bree Pediatric Asthma Focus Areas Draft
April 19 Agenda April 19
Minutes March 15
Bree Pediatric Asthma Focus Areas Update
Bree Pediatric Asthma Clinical Control Draft
May 17 Agenda May 17
Minutes April 19
Pediatric Asthma Clinical Control 5/17
Pediatric Asthma Home Environment 5/17
June 21 Agenda June 21
Minutes May 17
Pediatric Asthma Home Environment 6/21
Pediatric Asthma School Environment 6/21
July 19 Agenda July 19
Minutes June 21
Pediatric Asthma School Environment 7/19
Pediatric Asthma Climate and Environment 7/19
August 16 Agenda August 16
Minutes July 19
Pediatric Asthma Recommendation Review
Pediatric Asthma Funding Draft 
September 20 Agenda September 20
Minutes August 16
Pediatric Asthma Draft Report 09.20.22

Workgroup Members

Name Title Organization
Annie Hetzel, MSN, RN School Health Services Consultant Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction
Brad Kramer, MPA Asthma and Community Health Worker Program Manager Public Health, Seattle & King County
Christopher Chen, MD Associate Medical Director Washington State Health Care Authority
David Ricker, MD Pediatric Pulmonologist/Sleep Specialist Mary Bridge Children’s
Doreen Kiss, MD Physician University of Washington
Edith Shreckengast, MS Clinical Health Coach – Registered Dietitian Community Health Plan of Washington
Julee Christianson Directory, Health Schools Program Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction
Kate Hastings Senior Policy Expert Scientific Consulting Group
Brad Kramer, MPA Asthma and Community Health Worker Program Manager Public Health, Seattle & King County
Katie Paul, MD, MPH Physician Kaiser Permanente
LuAnn Chen, MD, MHA Senior Medical Director Community Health Plan of Washington
Mark LaShell, MD Allergist-Immunologist Kaiser Permanente 
Michael Dudas, MD Pediatrician Virginia Mason Medical Center
Sheryl Morelli, MD, MS Chief Medical Officer Seattle Children’s Care Network
Vicki Kolios, MSHSA, CPHQ Senior Program Director, Spine and Surgical COAP Foundation for Health Care Quality