CAFA Virtual Summit Showcases Asthma Insights and Actions

To advance the collective work to reduce the burden of asthma, on June 14-15, RAMP hosted the 2022 Community Action to Fight Asthma (CAFA) Virtual Summit. Featuring expert presentations and peer discussions, the two days featured lessons and actions from asthma stakeholders in California and beyond.

The Summit’s sessions covered a range of topics, and many of the presentations are now available for viewing.

Day 1

  • Opening remarks from Assemblymember Joaquin Arambula, MD, a longtime champion of not just healthcare but healthy environments.
  • Presentation from Dr. Nicolas M. Oreskovic, Harvard Medical School and Massachusetts General Hospital, on the Unexpected Risks of COVID-19 on Asthma Control in Children.
  • Peer discussion about how participants’ work on asthma has been shaped by the pandemic.
  • Facilitated breakout groups to discuss key topics related to asthma, such as schools, housing, and outdoor air quality.

To view a recording of Drs. Arambula and Oreskovic’s presentations, click here.

Day 2

To view a recording of day two of the Summit, click here.

The Summit was organized as part of RAMP’s coordination and leadership of the Community Action to Fight Asthma Network, which brings together asthma stakeholders across California for peer learning and collective action on a comprehensive range of policy priorities, both clinical and environmental. Participation is open to any individual or organization working to reduce the burden of asthma in California. This may include advocates, Community Health Workers, clinicians, health educators, or anyone working on asthma in a health department, health plan, hospital, clinic, environmental health or justice organization, social justice organization, healthy housing organization.

If you’re interested in learning more about CAFA, as well as RAMP’s other networks, please click here.