Living Our Mission: Webinars

Join Respiratory Health Association for our free monthly webinar series, where we tackle today’s important lung health questions. These hour-long events highlight a range of lung health and clean air topics with experts from the field, and give you the opportunity to ask your pressing questions.

Did you miss one of our webinars? Past recordings are available below so you can watch when the time is right for you!

Our Next Webinars

transportation, air pollution, and lung health webinar

Transportation, Air Pollution, and Lung Health

Thursday, October 1 at 6 PM

As COVID-19 ravages communities that are already disproportionately impacted by air pollution, it is critical to discuss ways to reduce pollution, especially fine particulates from diesel vehicle emissions.

The webinar will cover how Respiratory Health Association and its community partners are assessing the impacts of pollution in neighborhoods around Chicago, as well as the health impacts of air pollution, how equity and disparities are effected by pollution, and how electric vehicles and infrastructure benefit health and improve air quality.

Webinar will include 5 minutes of introductions, 30 minutes of presentations, and 25 minutes for Q&A.

Moderator: Kelly Nichols, RHA

Presenters include:

Brian P. Urbaszewski, MUPP
Director, Environmental Health Programs
Respiratory Health Association

Roberto Clack
Associate Director
Warehouse Workers for Justice (WWJ)

José Acosta-Córdova, MUPP
Environmental Planning and Research Organizer
Little Village Environmental Justice Organization



COVID-19 and COPD a conversation with a front-line provider

COPD & COVID-19: A Conversation with a Front-Line Provider

Tuesday,  September 29 at 3:30 PM

Join Respiratory Health Association as we invite Dr. Khalilah Gates from Northwestern University to share her experience as a front-line provider during the COVID-19 pandemic and how it has affected those living with COPD.

Dr. Gates is a practicing pulmonologist who focuses on COPD, asthma, and other respiratory illnesses. She will also share early knowledge on the relationship between COPD and COVID-19, the best prevention tips, and risk factors for those living with COPD and other lung diseases.

If you have questions you want Dr. Gates to answer, you can submit your questions during registration or to Hannah Mestyanek at [email protected]. To learn more about our upcoming Living Better Together COPD webinar series, which will focus on addition topics for those living with COPD, their families, and caregivers, click here.


Past Webinars

COVID-19, Children, and Returning to School

COVID-19, Children, and Returning to School

As fall approaches, what does COVID-19 mean for returning to school?

Respiratory Health Association, school officials, and mental health experts joined together for a special webinar to address what parents, teachers, and children should know heading back to school this year. From health concerns for both kids and teachers living with lung disease like asthma — to anxiety over new procedures — learn what to expect returning to school. The webinar covers how Chicago Public Schools is preparing to create a safe learning environment and how parents can help their children navigate these changes.

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Upcoming Webinars

October – Date and Time TBD
Insights on COVID-19 Vaccine Development


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