“For the last twenty-two years, RAMP has provided me with high quality trainings addressing asthma and also has facilitated bi-monthly forums to share resources and strategies among community health workers. RAMP has played an active role in the asthma community and has been a voice disseminating the role of community health workers through policy at local and national levels. RAMP is an organization that has accompanied me in my journey as an asthma community health worker for more than two decades, and I am grateful for that.”

– Silvia Raymundo, Community Health Worker

“RAMP’s impressive track record advocating for policy and systems changes targeting the root causes of asthma disparities provides numerous best-practices for other organizations to learn from and apply in their work. Their successes serve as models held up frequently on national stages and their willingness to share their learnings and experience are driving change in communities nationwide.”

-Amanda Reddy, Executive Director, National Center for Healthy Housing

“I so appreciate how you get great speakers to keep us informed…I left the training feeling empowered and more knowledgeable and that will be very helpful for my clients. Thank you again for all your assistance.”

-Nebiyat Hagos, Social Worker

“RAMP has been an invaluable resource for our new Asthma Home Visiting Program. Partnering with RAMP has allowed us to focus on delivering effective Asthma Home Visiting services without having to completely invent a new program. The RAMP team are knowledgeable about best practices, resources, and policy and made themselves available for any questions or concerns along the way. RAMP is consistently responsive to our questions and needs and made sure that we knew that no question was too big or too small. Our program would not have been as successful without support from RAMP.”

-Robin Baker, McKinleyville Family Resource Center

“I am the manager of the Sierra Health Foundation Asthma Mitigation Project grant for Contra Costa Health Services. RAMP has provided excellent technical assistance to us throughout this grant process. RAMP has demonstrated a very high level of expertise related to asthma care and management. RAMP has quickly and thoroughly answered our questions as they have arisen during the implementation of our program, whether they have been about the home visiting process, the best types of equipment and supplies to use, particular asthma interventions, resources for training, sources of research and information, or connections to other programs facing similar problems. In addition, they have conducted regular check-ins with us to assess our needs and have helped develop and facilitate monthly Zoom Chats that have been very informative and useful.”

-Michael Kent, Contra Costa Health Services

“Through the Asthma Mitigation Project (AMP), RAMP has worked directly with several different types of organizations, including community-based organizations, local health departments and clinics, all serving diverse populations. RAMP has provided one-on-one technical assistance, has planned large convenings, organized trainings, and made connections to additional resources. These organizations have varying levels of experience providing asthma home visits and RAMP has been able to help some strengthen the impact of their work, and help others develop a program from the ground up. They’re able to provide The Center with thoughtful analysis of technical assistance needs and possibilities for future assistance. One organization noted that RAMP ‘provided the best technical assistance I have ever received from a funder.’ Additionally, the Asthma Mitigation Project Year Two Evaluation Report notes the importance of the work RAMP has provided and additional praise from the organizations served.”

-Madeline Sabatoni, Senior Program Officer, The Center at Sierra Health Foundation

“The California Health Collaborative is fortunate to partner with RAMP for Technical Assistance in implementing our Asthma Remediation program. Agencies, managed care plans and other stakeholders have a vast array of confusing, often conflicting information regarding this new benefit. RAMP has helped us quickly survey, understand, and focus on the most relevant, highest-quality content. In addition, RAMP has referred us to several organizations we have partnered with to share best practices, shadowing opportunities, and formal training programs. RAMP has been an invaluable partner; they have been great to work with and have helped equip us for success in record time!”

-John Bodtker, California Health Collaborative

“RAMP’s work over the past decade has been invaluable to me as a representative from a Federally Qualified Health Center collaborating with Healthy Homes partner agencies in South Los Angeles. RAMP is an invaluable source of information and in-depth analysis of state-level operational, political, and financial mechanisms that impact asthma remediation. RAMP’s leadership of diverse, statewide workgroups enable us to learn and share best practices and to shape collective advocacy strategies to support and improve everyone’s work.”

-Tina Christopulos, MPH, St. John’s Community Health

“Our organization, The JUDAHH Project received funding to implement an Asthma Home Visiting Program. This program was new to our organization and was a much needed and critical service to the community that we serve. Thus, we knew we would need assistance with our program’s implementation. RAMP was the catalyst that provided our organization with valuable training that enabled us to implement a successful Asthma Home Visiting Program. The staff at RAMP is knowledgeable, personable and would always make themselves available to our organization. We are grateful for the partnership we have formed with the RAMP staff.”

-Valerie Andrews, The JUDAHH Project

“It has been my good fortune to have been around to witness the key roles that RAMP has played in advancing better asthma management, from the time of its introduction and concentration on developing local asthma coalitions – many still active – to its recent multi-faceted role in providing technical assistance to asthma home visiting programs for the Asthma Mitigation Project in California. First, it was their leadership and engagement of other organizations in promoting public investment in asthma control that won the funding for the Asthma Mitigation Project. Their expertise in needs assessments, convening, and training propelled the project forward, and their promotion of best practices and concentration on the social determinants of health has kept the project focused on health equity. RAMP has many experienced staff who are experts at providing technical assistance, with a wide range of specialties such as healthy homes, cultural competence, and knowledge of available resources. Their track record in affecting public policy and understanding the workings of public health players like Medi-Cal providers and health insurers has had great value, and their concerted efforts to create linkages among asthma programs will ensure that the impact of the project will continue into the future.”

-Margo Sidener, Breathe California of the Bay Area, Golden Gate, and Central Coast

“RAMP continues to be an important voice for cleaning the air for all Californians, and especially those more vulnerable to poor air quality. RAMP brings a critical lens to cleaning the air with a focus on engaging asthma stakeholders in organizing, education and advocacy. RAMP’s work to support more health-protective standards for freight emissions is especially meaningful to reduce the harms of diesel exhaust that so often fall on lower-income communities and communities of color.”

-Will Barrett, National Senior Director, Clean Air Advocacy, American Lung Association

“Over the many years that RAMP has worked with our New Voices Are Rising students, I’ve always known that we could count on RAMP to respectfully support students in addressing the environmental justice issues that so centrally impact their lives. RAMP staff have helped our students understand and navigate policy analysis and identify solutions that come from their own lived experience.”

-Jill Ratner, Rose Foundation for Communities and the Environment